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EPA Announces a Public Meeting and Public Comment Period for the Proposed Listing of the Post and Lumber Preserving Co. Inc. Site in Quincy, Fla. to the National Priorities List (NPL)

Contact Information: 
Dawn Harris-Young (harris-young.dawn@epa.gov)
(404) 562-8421 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main)

ATLANTA – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed Post and Lumber Preserving Co. Inc. Site in Quincy, Fla. to the NPL and will host a public meeting to outline the NPL process, explain the timeframe for NPL listing and describe how the public can submit comments.

A public meeting will be held on Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Gadsden County Public Library located at 732 S. Pat Thomas Pkwy in Quincy, Fla.

EPA is conducting a 90-day public comment period from September 9, 2016, to November 8, 2016, to seek public input on the proposed listing to the NPL. During the comment period, the public is encouraged to review and offer comments relating to the proposed listing.

Comments can also be submitted via email to: superfund.docket@epa.gov or mail a letter with your comments addressed to:

Docket Coordinator, Headquarters

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

CERCLA Docket Office, 5305T

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20460

For further information please contact Kyle Bryant, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator toll free (877) 718-3752, directly (404) 562-9073 or via email Bryant.kyle@epa.gov.

The Post &Lumber site includes 18 acres of land and is located at 20 Post Plant Road in Quincy, Gadsden County, Florida. From about 1948 to the mid-1980’s Post & Lumber treated wood poles, posts, and beams with pentachlorophenol, chromated zinc chloride (CZC), and chromated copper arsenate (CCA). On-site and off-site soils and wetland areas, and an unnamed tributary of Little River became contaminated from spills onto the ground,

stormwater runoff, and wastewater releases. Groundwater beneath the Post & Lumber property is also contaminated with chemicals related to wood treating operations.

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