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Charlevoix Municipal Well Superfund site Public Comment Form

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a plan to clean up groundwater, soil and soil gas (gas in between soil particles) contamination and resolve vapor intrusion issues associated with the Charlevoix Municipal Well Superfund site. Vapor intrusion occurs when vapors and gases from contaminated groundwater and soil seep into indoor spaces. EPA is proposing to remove contaminated soil and treating the contaminated groundwater by injecting an oxygen-containing chemical into the water, which feeds natural bacteria that breaks down contamination. Other cleanup techniques EPA wants to use include air sparging—injecting air into contaminated groundwater to vaporize contaminants—and soil vapor extraction to remove contamination from soil and groundwater; expanding deed restrictions that limit groundwater use, exposure to shallow contaminated soil, digging into contaminated soil, and building homes in certain areas; continuing to operate and maintain existing vapor mitigation systems; and installing new systems at six properties and monitoring the groundwater.

You may comment orally or in writing at a public meeting on Dec. 10, 2019, at 5 p.m., at Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton St.

This form will close on Dec. 17, 2019.