u.s. environmental protection agency

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. 

KALAMAZOO, MI -- Nearly two years after the first public meeting to discuss the cleanup of the Allied Paper Superfund site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is finally offering a glimpse as to when a cleanup method could be proposed. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

The company wanted to move their deadline to December in order to deal with disputes over dredging the lake from Bell’s Brewery and Comstock Township.

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.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants more restrictions on how wetland use is regulated.