allied paper landfill

SW Michigan
2:35 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Allied Paper Landfill cleanup protest planned

Warning sign at the Allied Paper Landfill
Credit WMUK

Opponents of a proposal to keep toxic PCB contamination in a Kalamazoo landfill plan to hold a protest march next week. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has suggested that the material could be safely contained at the Allied Paper Landfill on Kalamazoo’s east side. But area residents, city officials, and environmental groups say it should be completely removed.

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6:33 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Kalamazoo approves $200,000 for lobbying advocacy for removal of toxic waste

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EPA has proposed $36-million plan to cap and monitor waste at the landfill, rather than remove it entirely.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
At the request of Kalamazoo city staff, the Kalamazoo City Commission agreed to provide $200,000 to back the city's stance that toxic waste at the Allied Paper landfill in the Edison neighborhood should be completely removed
Allied Paper Landfill
9:35 am
Sun April 21, 2013

Will the EPA change its mind again?

Allied Paper Landfill - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Sarah Hill

A public forum is being held Monday night on PCB contamination at the former Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition is hosting the forum in the Bernhard Center at Western Michigan University, it begins at 7:00. 

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7:28 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Group opposing EPA's plan for Allied Paper Landfill plans forum

Lead in text: 
EPA plan calls for capping and monitoring, group wants PCB contamination completely removed from site
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
EPA officials plan to dig up soil laden with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, on the edges of the Allied Paper landfill in Kalamazoo's Edison neighborhood and pile that waste on top of other contaminated soil on the site. The EPA plans to cap the 90-acre site and monitor it.
2:03 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

EPA Allied Paper landfill plan not popular

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More than 100 people attended a public forum Tuesday night organized by the Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition. It opposes the EPA plan to keep PCB contamination at the site in place.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Dustin Harback lives steps from the Allied Paper landfill site. His 11-year-old daughter and 8-year-old son go to Parkwood Upjohn Elementary School and his family drives by the landfill daily. Harback said he wanted to join "some people that want to be bold and change the community."