allied paper landfill

8:02 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Kalamazoo residents oppose EPA plan for contaminated landfill

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More than a hundred people showed their opposition the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s plan for the Allied Paper Landfill site at a Kalamazoo meeting last night.
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."
1:42 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

EPA Allied Paper landfill plan faces opposition

Warning signs outside the Allied Paper landfill
Credit WMUK

City officials, environmentalists, and many residents aren’t happy about a federal proposal for Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper landfill. In March, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency briefed city commissioners on a proposal to leave highly toxic PCB contamination at the Superfund site. The city and the Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition want all of the material removed.

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6:19 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commissioners say they will fight EPA plan for landfill

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Commissioners and residents want site completely cleaned up. Cost estimates are far greater for that option
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
City commissioners and about 25 community members at a special meeting Tuesday heard the details of the EPA's $36-million plan that calls for polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, to be dug out from areas around the landfill in the Edison neighborhood, including near homes and a Goodwill building between the landfill and Alcott Street.