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EPA and State of Michigan Collaborate to Clean Toxic Landfill

Environmental Protection Agency officials and the State of Michigan are collaborating around the upcoming cleanup of a toxic landfill in Kalamazoo.  

The landfill soil is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCB, a chemical shown to cause cancer in animals. The PCB came from a landfill built by Allied Paper, who used the landfill to dispose carbonless copy paper that contained PCB, which was banned in 1979. 

The project is set to begin in June 2021 and is expected to take four years to complete.  

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