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12:04 PM Tue, Sept. 25th

EPA invites public to weigh in on mine, smelter report

Now that a comprehensive report outlining the extent of the contaminants at the Iron King Mine and Humboldt smelter Superfund hazardous waste cleanup sites in Dewey-Humboldt is available to the public, a federal agency is asking residents for comments.

From 6-8:30 p.m. April 27 at American Legion Post No. 78 east of Town Hall, 2735 S. Highway 69, the Environmental Protection Agency in conjunction with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality will conduct a community meeting to discuss the results of the EPA's investigation and answer questions from the community.

Copies of the remedial investigation report are currently available at the Dewey-Humboldt Town Library, 2735 S. Corral St., and on the Internet at www.epa.gov/region09/ironkingmine.

For more information about the EPA's project here, call EPA community involvement coordinator David Cooper at 800-231-3075 or e-mail him at cooper.david@epa.gov.

Those who have questions about the EPA's report on the sites should call project manager Leah Butler at 415-972-3199 or e-mail her at butler.leah@epa.gov.