The Iron King Mine/Humboldt Smelter Superfund site is nearing the time when the Environmental Protection Agency evaluates all its clean up options. Dewey-Humboldt residents have an opportunity to offer their ideas on how to put to use the Humboldt Smelter site property located east of Highway 69 at a meeting with EPA staff from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Humboldt Elementary School, 2750 Corral St.
While EPA officials have not selected a particular remediation plan of action, knowing what the community wants for the property will help the decision process, Jeff Dhont, EPA Remedial Project manager, said at a Sept. 25 Dewey-Humboldt Town Council meeting.
Funds from the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative are available for this site, which pay for a consultant to help residents plan for the future. Community members came up with some possible uses for the smelter property such as a public park with trails and sports fields, a museum, town government buildings, or a solar energy project.
EPA and the town will work together to find a compatible clean-up option for whatever use residents choose for the property.
For more information, contact Yolanda Sanchez with the EPA at 415-972-3880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.