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Agriculture Street Landfill Success Story

Investment in the Community

Resident Services Coordinator recognized at EPA Superfund Site - IT Group's, Mr. Dennis Alexander was recognized by Louisiana State Representative Naomi E. Farve and the Desire Community for his instrumental role in the training and hiring of 15 "young people" from the community at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Agriculture Street Landfill Superfund Site. IT's new employees have undergone an expensive specialized training program to work as operators and technicians at contaminated sites such as Agriculture Street. Mr. Alexander is the Resident Services Coordinator for the project and is responsible for outreach efforts to the community. These efforts include: assisting residents with access agreements, explaining clean-up operations, and heading the after hours-hotline.

Mr. Alexander attended George Washington Carver High School adjacent to the site and Grambling State University before joining IT as a Program Manager. Reinvestment in the community is a priority of EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), especially in projects similar to the Agriculture Street Landfill where sufficient planning periods are available. During this project, most suppliers and service providers have been sub-contracted locally, returning a significant portion of the expenditures to the local economy.

The Agriculture Street Landfill site is an EPA clean-up of 95 acres of contaminated soil in a residential area of New Orleans, Louisiana. EPA has retained USACE for its construction expertise and IT is a contractor for USACE.

Mr. Alexander (center/white hard hat) with the local IT Group employees

Mr. Alexander (center/white hard hat) with the local IT Group employees.

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