The United States Enivronmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting in Hartford later this week to discuss a plan to clean up the Chemetco Superfund Site. Much of the discussion will focus on the removal and clean up of a large pile of slag that sits on the former site of the copper smelting plant. The meeting will also address a recent federal decree and a public notice from the United States Justice Department regarding the clean up process.
The notice, published July 24, says the proposed decree would regulate the sale and reprocessing of slag and other metal-bearing materials at the site under an Asset Purchase and Processing Agreement between the Estate and Paradigm Minerals & Environmental Services. It also states that the process will decrease the volume of material that needs to be contained or remediated as waste, thereby reducing the potential cost of any final remedy for the Chemetco Site under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.
The public meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6 at the Hartford Community Center, located at 715 North Delmar Avenue.