PCB

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean PCBs out of a 3-mile stretch of the Kalamazoo River. It would remove contaminated soil and sediment from Morrow Dam near Comstock to the city of Plainwell. The EPA would also take more PCBs out of Portage Creek. 

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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.

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Ecologist and author Sandra Steingraber's most recent book is Raising Elijah: Protecting Our Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis

Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

A long time ago,  paper mills dumped toxic PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, into the Kalamazoo River. Though the Environmental Protection Agency has been working to remove them, there are still PCBs lurking behind the river’s dams...and those dams are getting too old to hold them.

"Clean up not Cover Up" campaign is calling for complete removal of PCB contamination