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EPA EXTENDS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE PROPOSED CLEANUP PLAN FOR THE KALAMA SPECIALTY CHEMICAL INC. SUPERFUND SITE IN BEAUFORT, S.C.

 ATLANTA, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today the extension of the public comment period for the proposed clean up plan for the Kalama Specialty Chemical, Inc. Superfund site in Beaufort, S.C.
 The comment period has been extended from July 22 to Aug. 23.
 The proposed cleanup plan, contained in a fact sheet released in June 1993 and presented at a public meeting on July 1, includes the excavation and treatment of contaminated site soils and sediments by volatilization and solidification and the extraction and treatment of contaminated groundwater from the shallow aquifer directly below the site. The treated soils will be returned to the excavated area.
 Written comments on the proposed plan should be postmarked no later than Aug. 23 and should be sent to the attention of Steven Sandler, Remedial Project Manager, US EPA North Superfund Remedial Branch, 345 Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365.
 At the conclusion of the public comment period, EPA will address all comments in its Responsiveness Summary. The final remedy will be outlined in the agency's Record of Decision (ROD).
 The proposed plan and other documents related to the site are available for public review at the Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., Beaufort, S.C. These documents also are available for review at the EPA Records Center, 345 Courtland St. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30365. Additional general Superfund information may be obtained by contacting Cynthia Peurifoy, community relations coordinator, at 800-435-9233 or 404-347-7791.
 The Kalama site is located on Highway 21 across from the Marine Corps Air Station. It consists of the 16-acre Kalama facility and an adjacent 34 acres, site of the former Benton Trailer Park. The site was used for chemical manufacturing and repackaging from 1973 to 1983. A fire and explosion in 1979 contributed to the release of various organic chemicals at the site. The site was added to the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in September 1984. Following negotiations, EPA entered into an agreement with the potentially responsible party, Kalama Chemical Company, to fund and conduct the study of the site and to pay EPA's oversight costs. After the ROD is signed, EPA will renegotiate with Kalama to fund the design and implementation of the remedy and to pay any additional oversight costs.
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 /CONTACT: Cynthia Peurifoy, community relations, 404-347-7791, or Carl Terry, press office, 404-347-3004, both of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency/


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