News Releases from Region 05
EPA offers DePue Superfund Site cleanup availability sessions
For Immediate Release No. 20-OPA-028
DePUE, Ill. – (October 20, 2020) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold availability sessions to discuss cleanup at DePue Superfund site, Wednesday, October 21, 12-5 p.m., and Thursday, October 22, 11-4 p.m. EPA is wrapping up for the season and is completing cleanup of 44 properties, including four public areas – at the DePue Unit School, Lake DePue Park, athletic fields, and White City Park.
The public can attend the sessions either in person or by phone:
In person: outside the VFW Hall, DePue VFW Hall, 202 W. 1st St.
By telephone: dial 312-667-5632, then enter Conference ID 514 454 185#
During in-person availability sessions, EPA observes CDC guidance to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Our safety measures include wearing face coverings, having hand sanitizer available, and using disinfectant for wiping down any commonly touched surfaces and materials. We encourage attendees to wear a face covering during their visit.
The DePue site is a 950-acre area that at one time contained a zinc smelter and a phosphate fertilizer plant. The site is contaminated with elevated levels of metals, including zinc, lead, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper and manganese.
For more information: Charles Rodriguez, 312-886-7472, firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the DePue site: www.epa.gov/superfund/depue-newjersey-zinc