10:43 am
Wed May 15, 2013

Protest over Allied Paper landfill being held Wednesday

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City has agreed to spend $200,000 for lobbying. Congressman Fred Upton and Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow have asked EPA to make sure PCBs are removed
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
lKALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo City Commissioner Don Cooney and Kalamazoo Public Services Director Bruce Merchant on Monday discussed the latest developments in city's fight with the EPA over the Allied Paper landfill site. The Allied site sits in the city's Edison neighborhood and has been in the news since March, when the U.S.
8:06 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Federal support for Grand River restoration project

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EPA program targets community-drive revitalization projects
GRAND RAPIDS - The estimated $27 million effort to restore the rapids in the Grand River has a new supporter: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Urban Waters Federal Partnership. The partnership selected the Grand River restoration project along with 10 other urban waterway sites around the country to receive coordination and resources support from more than a dozen different federal agencies.
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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

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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.