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Informational open houses on Kalamazoo River cleanup Nov. 7, 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 is holding two open house sessions Wednesday, Nov. 7, on the Kalamazoo River cleanup. Both will be at the Comfort Inn, 622 Allegan St., Plainwell, Mich. Residents are invited to drop by from 1:30 to 3 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The sessions will be identical. A formal update presentation will begin at 1:45 and 6:45 p.m., followed by time to meet one-on-one with EPA, Michigan and local officials.

If special accommodations are needed, contact EPA community involvement coordinator Don de Blasio by Oct. 31 at 800-621-8431, Ext. 64360 (weekdays, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.), or

EPA-overseen dredging of PCB-contaminated sediment near the Plainwell Impoundment will wrap up for the season in a few weeks. The project is expected to continue through fall 2008. Site information including photos is posted at


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