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18-Mile Creek could get EPA Superfund cleanup

by TSchmitt
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 08:48 am

There's good news for a local waterway. The Environmental Protection Agency is looking to add Eighteen Mile Creek to the Superfund priority list for cleanup.

The EPA says some of the creek bed is contaminated with harmful chemicals. Some of those hazards include PCB's, heavy metals, and dioxin, which can pose a serious hazard to public health and the environment. The land within the 18-Mile Creek watershed consists primarily of agricultural lands, including Lockport, Newfane and Olcott Harbor.

Next up is a 60-day comment period. Those interested in taking action can do so at epa.gov/superfund


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