Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cleaning Up: Thursday meeting focuses on Spokane-area site

By Seth Preston, Communications Manager, Toxics Cleanup Program

We’re inviting the public to come to a public meeting Thursday (Jan. 26, 2012) to learn about plans to clean up contamination at the Kaiser Trentwood Works site near Spokane.

The site covers 512 acres along the north bank of the Spokane River over the Spokane Valley-Rathdrum Prairie Aquifer.

Historic aluminum production operations and current uses as an aluminum sheet and plate rolling mill contaminated the site. Kaiser has done some cleanup work, but some contaminants still exist there, including volatile organic compounds, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and metals such as lead, arsenic and chromium.

Thursday’s meeting will start at 7 p.m. at Trent Elementary School, 3303 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Those who attend will hear descriptions of cleanup alternatives and documents that will guide cleanup at Kaiser.

Ecology is asking the public to review cleanup documents and submit comments by close of business March 6.

Here are some links for more information:

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