Wednesday, November 19, 2014

EPA invites your input regarding Basin Cleanup

EPA Invites Your Input by December 31, 2014

(Following information provided by EPA)

Why review the cleanup?
EPA has started its fourth Five-Year Review of the Bunker Hill Superfund Site, also known as the “Coeur d’Alene Basin Cleanup.” EPA reviews sites where contaminants remain in place at least every five years. The review ensures that cleanup actions continue to protect human health and the environment.

Work to date
Bunker Hill was listed as a Superfund site in 1983. Over the past 30 years, EPA has made significant progress in cleaning up this site, making it a healthier place for people to live, work, play, and raise their families. However, heavy metals from historical mining and smelting still present risks.

EPA wants to hear from you
You may have information and ideas to share about the site that will assist EPA with this review so that healthy trends in the community can continue. You are invited to share your input by December 31, 2014. Please send to Anne McCauley, mccauley.anne@epa.gov, or mail to U.S. EPA Region 10, 1200 Sixth Avenue, Suite 900, Seattle, WA 98101. 

For site background and more information go to: www.epa.gov/r10earth/bunkerhill