EPA

PLAINWELL, MI -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a roughly $4.4 million plan to remove contaminated soil from the former Plainwell paper mill site along the Kalamazoo River. The proposed plan would involve removing soil with high levels of arsenic and other contaminants at the 35-acre site and replacing it with clean soil, according to an EPA press release. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

A model presented at Thursday night's meeting
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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. 

WMUK

"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. 

Various proposals being considered for clean up

Department of Environmental Quality officials are critical of the new federal standards

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