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For Release: September 7, 1999
MEDIA ADVISORY: 99-238
Public Meeting Set Sept. 13 on Eight Sites Included in Marshall Center 'Superfund' Program
A public information meeting Sept. 13 will provide an opportunity for Huntsville-area citizens to learn about and comment on a NASA plan regarding eight sites identified as part of the federal Superfund Cleanup Program.
A detailed study has found that the sites, located at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., pose no threats to human health or the environment.
The sites, designated "operable unit 9," are within the Center's former Industrial Waste Treatment Facility. The proposed plan is to take no further action on the sites.
The public meeting will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Huntsville/Madison County Public Library at 915 Monroe Street in Huntsville.
A public comment period on the proposed plan for the sites began Sept. 6 and ends Oct. 5.
This is the fourth in a series of eight planned meetings related to the Superfund Program at Marshall. This program is being conducted in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.
Since 1994, the Marshall Center has spent an estimated $12 million on identifying, investigating, sampling and restoring 67 sites where, in the past, before the potentially harmful results of such activities were known, hazardous material was used, disposed or stored.