You are invited to a meeting in Hartford tonight to discuss the ongoing clean-up of the Chemetco Superfund site. The 41-acre former copper smelting site was closed over a decade ago, when the company went bankrupt. A few years ago, work began to dismantle the buildings. Now, it's time to get to work on the slag piles.
And that will be the focus of tonight's meeting. EPA Spokesman Kevin Turner says Paradigm Minerals & Environmental Services will be performing the work.
And the EPA will make sure they are doing the work per their guidelines. He says it will be about a year before you will notice a change in the size of the piles as you drive by, and he estimates the project will take 5-7 years to complete. The public meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. tonight at the Hartford Community Center, located at 715 North Delmar Avenue.