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EPA invites public to meeting on proposed changes to Dana facility cleanup plan

Release Date: 09/10/2010
Contact Information: Karen Thompson, 312-353-8547,

For Immediate Release
No. 10-OPA102

Chicago (Sept. 9, 2010) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 will hold a public meeting Wednesday, Sept. 15, to present proposed changes to the cleanup plan for the Dana Corp. facility. The Roscoe, Illinois community is invited to comment on the proposed changes at a meeting from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the North Suburban Library District Roscoe Branch, 5562 Clayton Circle.

EPA is proposing to phase out the pump-and-treat system used to clean polluted underground water supplies at the Dana Corp. facility formerly known as Warner Electric. The pump-and-treat system has been operating since 1991. Tests show the underground water is now meeting drinking water standards and treatment is no longer needed. Before EPA makes a final decision on altering the 1989 cleanup plan that called for the ground water treatment system, the Agency will review oral comments from the meeting and written public comments submitted through Sept. 30, 2010.

Detailed reports and a comprehensive document called the "Statement of Basis" supporting EPA's proposed amended cleanup plan can be found in the administrative record for the Dana site available at:

- North Suburban Library District, Roscoe Branch
- EPA Region 5 Record Center, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., 7th Floor, Chicago, 312-886-0902, 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Written comments can be mailed or e-mailed to Christopher Black, Project manager, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., LU-9J, Chicago, IL. 60604,, 312-886-1451.

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