The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with Alternative 2-D, a $65 million plan that will concentrate the contaminated soil at the 43-acre Allied Paper Landfill site in Kalamazoo, Mich., into a 23-acre pile isolated from Portage Creek. The landfill site’s remaining 20 acres may be used for industrial or commercial uses in the future.
The project will take up to 10 years to complete and most of the cleanup funds will come from the paper companies responsible for the landfill’s mess.
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The EPA has settled on their plan to clean up the Allied Paper Landfill site and it’s not the plan the community wanted, but it is the one that the city is willing to accept.
After years of debate, protests and negotiations, the announcement from the EPA was anticlimactic, arriving in a curt and vague news release on Friday, attached to about 800 pages of technical evaluation and official documents compiled by the Federal Agency.
In a nutshell, Alternative 2-D is the $65-million plan that will concentrate all the contaminated soil at the 43 acre site between Alcott and Cork Street, into a 23-acre pile isolated from Portage Creek.