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July 26, 2013

EPA agrees to relocate five Water Street families

Cleanup for Eighteenmile Creek will include demolishing former Flintkote Plant


Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — Eighteen Mile Creek has a long history of industrial use dating back to the 1800s when it was used as a source of power. The headwaters of the creek consist of an east and west branch which begin immediately north of the New York State Barge Canal. The creek flows north for approximately 15 miles and discharges into Lake Ontario in Olcott.

The site was placed on the Superfund National Priorities List in March 2012. Investigations at the site have revealed that sediments, soil and ground water in and around the creek and nearby properties are contaminated with a combination of pollutants.

The contaminated residential properties, along with the remaining building at the former Flintkote Plant, encompass an area of approximately 2.25 acres along Water Street.

FOR MORE INFORMATION • Check out the proposed cleanup plan and more information about the Eighteenmile/Flintkote site online at http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/18milecreek/ • Information will also be placed in the Lockport Public Library, 23 East Ave. • Written comments postmarked by Aug. 26 may be mailed to: Thomas Taccone, Remedial Project Manager U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2 290 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10007-1866 • Comments may also be emailed to taccone.tom@epa.gov

Contact reporter Joe Olenick at 439-9222, ext. 6241 or follow him on Twitter @joeolenick.

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