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WELCOME TO KALAMAZOO RIVER SUPERFUND CAG

The Kalamazoo River Superfund CAG is a group established to represent the interests of the community and to share information and make recommendations to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the cleanup at the Allied Paper/Portage Creek/Kalamazoo River Superfund site.

 
 

Meetings & Events

  • December Open Meeting
    Thu, Dec 10
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    Dec 10, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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    UPDATED DATE FOR CAG MEETING 12-10-2020 The CAG will be focusing on the Morrow Dam.
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  • October Open Meeting
    Thu, Oct 22
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    Oct 22, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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    Zoom Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85327523338 Fish Sampling & Long Term Monitoring (EGLE); Watershed Council discussion; further discussion about recommendations for Trowbridge Park Concept
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  • Kalamazoo River CAG Open Meeting Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 6 P.M.
    Thu, Sep 24
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    Sep 24, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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    Jim Saric, USEPA, will be giving the CAG an Overall Site Update and Overview. Paul Ruesch, EPA, will be speaking on the Redevelopment of the Trowbridge Dam Staging Area. Also, Public Q&A!!
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  • CAG Open Meeting—Two Presentations: Morrow Dam Update & Atmospheric PCBs
    Thu, Jul 23
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8562767
    Jul 23, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8562767
    Agenda (all times are approximate) 6:00 PM Meeting Overview and CAG Member Introductions 6:05 PM Update on Morrow Dam Michigan EGLE 6:30 PM The Effect of Atmospheric PCB Deposition with Mel Visser
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  • Kalamazoo River CAG JUNE Meeting
    Thu, Jun 25
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8949322
    Jun 25, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8949322
    Cam Davis of GEI Consultants will discuss River Reconnaissance Trip Update (Areas 3 and 4). There will also be an Uupdate on PFAS and MPART from David Heywood and Chris Lantiga of EGLE followed by a Q&A
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  • Kalamazoo River CAG May Meeting
    Thu, May 28
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/860433
    May 28, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/860433
    Presentation by Mel Visser on Airborne Transport Overview via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86043314906 via Phone: (301) 715-8592 code: 860 4331 4906#
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  • CAG April Meeting on ZOOM
    Thu, Apr 23
    Zoom Meeting code in the description above
    Apr 23, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Zoom Meeting code in the description above
    Update on Trowbridge Dam Area Project with Paul Ruesch (USEPA) via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/91076158968 via Phone: (312) 626-6799 code: 91076158968#
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2020
PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS

Downloadable Presentations and Files

VIDEO LINKS FOR 2020 ZOOM MEETINGS

April, May, June, July, September 2020

Recordings of ZooMeetings during the COVID 19 Pandemic are available via the "download" button below. For summaries of past meeting topics, see the events section.

AREA 4 TIME CRITICAL ACTION REMOVAL— KALAMAZOO RIVER

June 2020 presentation

downloadable pdf to accompany meeting recording from June 2020

AIRBORNE PCBS PRESENTATION BY MEL VISSER

May 2020

Review of historical use and disposal of PCBs and the evolution of our knowledge of their toxicity and behavior in the environment.

TROWBRIDGE DAM TIME CRITICAL ACTION REMOVAL

April 2020 Presentation

Downloadable powerpoint to accompany meeting recording. Lots of historical and remediation construction photos and diagrams.

KALAMAZOO RIVER RESTORATION PLAN (2016)

February 2020

Analysis of habitat restoration actions proposed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Michigan Attorney General, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (collectively referred to as the "Trustees").  These restoration projects are presented as an "NRDA restoration program" that will be implemented by the Trustees with funding from previous bankruptcy settlements or from future settlements with the companies that have liability for the releases of PCBs. The NRDA restoration program will focus on restoring the types of natural resources and services affected by PCB contamination and would benefit the wide suite of species that have been injured by PCBs.

NCR SETTLEMENT PRESENTATION BY JIM SAREC, EPA

January 7, 2020

Summary of NCR Settlement Decree for approximately $245 in relation to past and future projects in areas 2-4 of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site.

KALAMAZOO RIVER NCR SETTLEMENT FACT SHEET

December 2019

Facts about settlement. Comment period extended to February 18, 2020

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2019
PAST MEETING PRESENTATIONS

Downloadable Presentations and Files

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF FISH TISSUE COLLECTION, ANALYSIS, AND RECOVERY ALONG KALAMAZOO RIVER

December 5, 2019 6-9pm

KALAMAZOO RIVER NCR SETTLEMENT FACT SHEET

December 2019

UNDERSTANDING THE ROLES OF NATURAL RESOURCE TRUSTEES COUNCIL IN CLEAN-UP AND RESTORATION

October 24, 2019 6-9pm

OTSEGO TOWNSHIP DAM REMOVAL PRESENTATION

Thursday, Sept. 26 2019 6-9pm

BACKGROUND AND STATUS OF ALL RIVER AREA SITES

August 2019

BACKGROUND AND STATUS OF THE ALLIED LANDFILL, WILLOW/A-SITE LANDFILL, AND 12TH STREET LANDFILL

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