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Posted on: June 11, 2020

Public Comment Period Begins On Proposed Cleanup Plan

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The following information has been shared by the U.S. EPA regarding a public comment period on proposed cleanup of the West Troy Contaminated Aquifer Site:

Virtual Public Meeting: Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Public Comment Period: June 15 – July 14, 2020

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with Ohio EPA, is proposing a cleanup plan for the West Troy Contaminated Aquifer site. The site consists of groundwater, the underground source of fresh water, contaminated with volatile organic compounds, or VOCs. VOCs have been found in site groundwater and in one private water well.

The proposed cleanup plan consists of:

  • Injecting microorganisms and an organic carbon food source for the organisms (such as the simple sugar compound dextrose) to break down the contaminants.
  • Connecting an affected property to the city of Troy water and removing a private well.
  • Placing institutional controls on land and groundwater use.
  • Monitoring groundwater and the potential for future vapor intrusion.

U.S. EPA will be accepting comments from the public on the proposed plan from June 15 to July 14.

You may comment in writing at the virtual public meeting on Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend the virtual public meeting, please contact Meg Moosa at 440-688-4006 or meg.moosa@tetratech.com, by Sunday, June 21. Meg will provide a link to join the public meeting. If you would like to provide oral comments you can call 312-353-6646 by phone and leave a message. If you prefer to comment online, you can do so at www.epa.gov/superfund/west-troy-aquifer. You may also submit written comments postmarked by July 14 to:

Meg Moosa
Community Involvement Specialist
Tetra Tech, Inc.
12334 Valley Vista Dr.
Chesterland, OH 44026

To find out more about the plan, please view the fact sheet at www.epa.gov/superfund/west-troy-aquifer. Additionally, more details can be found in the Proposed Plan for Cleanup at West Troy Contaminated Aquifer Site, which can be found on the same website or by appointment in the local information repository at the Troy-Miami County Public Library, Local History Branch at 100 W. Main St., Troy. To schedule an appointment, please call 937-335-4082.

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