Allied Paper Landfill

The EPA's current plan for Allied Paper Landfill
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After a year of talks with the City of Kalamazoo, the Environmental Protection Agency has agreed to consider another alternative for the Allied Paper Landfill. At a public meeting last night, the EPA and the city presented one of their collaborative plans. 


"Ideally, we'd like to see the PCBs removed." But Kalamazoo Deputy City Manager Jeff Chamberlain says neither the city nor the federal government can afford that. 


Kalamazoo City officials say they have a new plan for the Allied Paper Landfill Superfund site. It would leave toxic PCB contamination there but contain it in a smaller area.

EPA is considering multiple options for cleaning site. Local leaders have called for total removal of PCB contamination

Environmental Protection Agency considering multiple options for cleaning up Allied Paper site