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EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON JUNE 11 IN WILMINGTON, N.C. REGARDING THE NEW HANOVER AIRPORT BURN PIT SUPERFUND SITE

 EPA TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING ON JUNE 11 IN WILMINGTON, N.C.
 REGARDING THE NEW HANOVER AIRPORT BURN PIT SUPERFUND SITE
 ATLANTA, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting on Thursday, June 11, regarding the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study findings that determined the extent of contamination and possible cleanup alternatives for the New Hanover Airport Burn Pit Superfund site in Wilmington, N.C.
 The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Wrightsboro Elementary School, 2716 Castle Hayne Road in Wilmington. Officials from EPA will discuss results of the investigation of the site, the alternative methods of addressing contamination, the agency's preferred alternative, an overview of the Superfund program and opportunities for community involvement in the selection of a cleanup method. A 30-day public comment period on the proposed plan will begin on June 11 and end on July 13. All interested individuals are invited to attend the meeting and provide comments.
 The site, located on Gardner Road, 500 feet west of the New Hanover International Airport, is approximately 1.5 miles north of Wilmington. The four-acre area was used by local, state and federal governments for firefighting training from 1968 to 1979. Jet fuel, gasoline, petroleum storage tank bottoms, fuel oil, kerosene and materials from oil spill cleanups were burned in the above ground burn pit. The pit, approximately 30 feet by 50 feet, and the soil surrounding the pit, extending in a 30-foot radius, were contaminated. The site was placed on EPA's National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in March 1989. An excavation took place in April 1990 which removed the contaminated soils. Groundwater contamination is the remaining concern to be addressed.
 Documents pertaining to the site are available for public review at the New Hanover County Public Library, 210 Chestnut St., Wilmington.
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 /CONTACT: Diane Barrett, community relations coordinator, 800-435- 9233, or Charlis Thompson, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: North Carolina IN: SU: EXE


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