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EPA HOSTS COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON TUCSON AIRPORT SUPERFUND CLEANUP

EPA HOSTS COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON TUCSON AIRPORT SUPERFUND CLEANUP
 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced it will hold several community meetings this week to discuss potential routes for a pipeline for contaminated groundwater at the Tucson International Airport Area Superfund site, Pima County, Ariz. The pipeline will deliver trichloroethylene (TCE) contaminated groundwater to a treatment plant in the city of Tucson's Irvington Yard.
 Community members who would like to learn about the proposed pipeline routes are invited to attend a series of availability sessions and neighborhood meetings Nov. 12, 13, and 14 at locations near the proposed pipeline routes. Based on community comments, the Pima County Board of Health's TCE subcommittee will recommend a preferred route to U.S. EPA.
 "We have worked very hard to improve communication with the community so that they can learn all about the proposed pipeline routes," said Nancy Lindsay, Superfund enforcement branch chief for U.S. EPA's western region. "We hope these meetings will help them in getting that information. U.S. EPA will not make the final selection for the pipeline route until community members have had an opportunity to express their comments and opinions to the TCE subcommittee."
 U.S. EPA studies have narrowed possible options for the pipeline route to four possibilities: 12th Avenue, 13th Avenue, Missiondale Road and a fourth route running along Drexel Road and Calle Santa Cruz. The routes will be evaluated based on factors such as the impact on traffic, emergency routes, access to property, archeological impacts, cost, noise and dust.
 Lindsay said EPA's goal is to maintain as normal a level of access as possible to business, homes and services during construction no matter which route is finally selected and to otherwise minimize the impact of the construction.
 The extraction wells will pump the contaminated water to a treatment plant that is expected to be completed by mid-1994. The system is designed to remove volatile organic compounds such as TCE from the groundwater through a process called air stripping. The treatment plant will clean the water to a TCE level of 1.5 micrograms per liter, a level even more stringent than the federal drinking water standard of five micrograms per liter. Air emissions from the treatment plant will be virtually eliminated by the use of carbon filters.
 The Tucson International Airport Area is located in Pima County in southeastern Arizona. The site encompasses sections of southwest Tucson, as well as adjoining lands south of the city. It includes industrial, commercial, residential and undeveloped property. The site was placed on the U.S. EPA National Priorities (NPL) in 1983 after organic compounds seeped into and contaminated the groundwater as a result of certain waste disposal practices at and around the Tucson International Airport.
 The NPL is U.S. EPA's list of hazardous waste sites potentially posing the greatest long-term threat to public health and the environment. U.S. EPA identifies and ranks NPL sites according to threats to nearby populations through actual or potential contamination of groundwater, surface water or air.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS:
 The public availability sessions and community meetings will be held at the following times and locations:
 Thursday, Nov. 12, 1992
 Public Availability Session -- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Community Meeting -- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 Location: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, Building A
 101 W. Irvington Rd.
 Friday, Nov. 13, 1992
 Public Availability Session -- 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 Location: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, Building A
 101 W. Irvington Rd.
 Community Meeting -- 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
 Location: Mission Manor Elementary School Cafeteria
 6115 S. Santa Clara Ave.
 Saturday, Nov. 14, 1992
 Public Availability Session -- 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
 Community Meeting -- 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.
 Location: Apollo Middle School Multipurpose Room
 265 W. Nebraska St./
 /CONTACT: Paula Bruin of the U.S. EPA, 415-744-1587/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: Arizona IN: SU:


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