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City, EPA Expected to Face Off on Allied Paper Site

Toxic Waste
Toxic Waste

KALAMAZOO (WKZO) -- There may be another showdown coming between the City of Kalamazoo and the EPA over the Allied Paper dump.

City officials would like them to haul all the PCB contaminated materials out of the city so the site off Alford Street doesn’t become a useless dead-zone in the middle of the community.  The options the EPA has presented so far have fallen short of that goal, mainly because of the expense. 

The city has presented a plan that would accomplish that goal at less cost, But Manager Ken Collard isn’t optimistic they will adopt it.

So far the city has kept up the pressure, preventing the EPA from dumping more wastes at the site, and pushing them toward a permanent solution. 

Commissioner Don Cooney said they have to keep the pressure on when they present their latest proposals on the 15th at the Radisson at 6:30.