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SAN FERNANDO SUPERFUND CLEANUP PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

 SAN FERNANDO SUPERFUND CLEANUP PLAN AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC COMMENT
 SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) today announced a proposed plan for cleaning up groundwater contamination for the Glendale area at the San Fernando Valley Superfund site.
 The public is invited to attend a community meeting and provide comments on the proposed plan. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., July 23 at the City of Glendale Public Library Auditorium, 222 East Harvard St., Glendale, Calif.
 "After a careful and thorough investigation of the environmental problems at this site and various cleanup options, U.S. EPA has proposed a plan to clean up the northern portion of the Glendale area in the San Fernando Valley Superfund site," said Jeff Zelikson, director for U.S. EPA's hazardous waste management division. "U.S. EPA will make a final decision after hearing from the public. This comment period allows the community an opportunity to actively participate in the decision-making process."
 U.S. EPA is proposing to remove the contamination by extracting the groundwater and treating it by air stripping to remove volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Air emissions would be treated using an activated carbon treatment system to ensure that all federal and state standards are met. The treated groundwater would be blended with existing Glendale water supplies for distribution through its public water supply system or reinjected underground.
 The public may also comment on the proposed cleanup plan by submitting written comments, postmarked by Aug. 6 to:
 Claire Trombadore
 Remedial Project Manager (H-6-4)
 Hazardous Waste Management Division
 U.S. EPA, Region 9
 75 Hawthorne St.
 San Francisco, CA 94105
 Copies of the Remedial Investigation Report for the Glendale Study Area, the Feasibility Study for the Glendale Study Area North Plume Operable Unit and other study-related documents will be available July 8 for public review at the following four locations:
 California State University Northridge Library
 18111 Nordhoff St.
 Northridge, CA
 City of Glendale Public Library
 222 E. Harvard St.
 Glendale, CA
 Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Library
 111 N. Hope St., Room 518
 Los Angeles, CA
 The University Research Library, U.C.L.A.
 Public Affairs Service
 405 Hilgard Ave.
 Los Angeles, CA
 Groundwater contamination in the San Fernando Valley Basin was caused by industrial chemicals used in aeronautical, automotive, dry cleaning and metal plating over the past 50 years. The groundwater is contaminated with VOCs such as trichloroethylene (TCE) and perchloroethylene (PCE).
 The proposed plan for the Glendale area is part of the overall cleanup plan of the San Fernando Valley Basin. In March 1989, the North Hollywood treatment plant began operation to clean contaminated groundwater. A second groundwater extraction and treatment plant and a blending treatment facility are being designed and built in Burbank. Plans for the proposed cleanup of the southern portion of Glendale are expected to be made available to the public later this year.
 The San Fernando Valley Superfund site was placed on the federal Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. The NPL is the 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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 /CONTACT: Paula Bruin of U.S. EPA, 415-744-1587/ CO: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ST: California IN: SU:


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