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From Love Canal to Lovers Lane
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From Love Canal to Lovers Lane

Guest at the Comstock Park Rotary meeting Thursday was Jeff Lippert with the Environmental Protection Agency's Emergency Response Team.  The Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) was created after the New York Love Canal inccident.  The canal had been used as a Municipal and Industrial chemical dumping site that created all types of illnesses and birth defect when a housing development was built over top of the dumping grounds.  The EPA was created and has been active cleaning up contaminated sites across the country.  That brought Jeff and the EPA to Lovers Lane in Comstock Park where over 5,000 car battery casings were uncovered that contaminated the ground as well as drinking water.

Tuesday, the EPA released the following statement:

(July 11, 2012, Chicago) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finished removing lead-contaminated soil and battery casings from a house located on Lovers Lane in rural Plainfield Township, Kent County, Michigan.

EPA closed two drinking wells, laid plastic sheeting underneath the home’s crawl space, and placed grass seed, fertilizer, and hay...


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