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Federal EPA Seeking Community Feedback on Clark County Superfund Site

Village of Donnelsville Government Center.
Chris Welter
Village of Donnelsville Government Center.

The US Environmental Protection Agency has started community interviews to obtain feedback regarding a contaminated aquiferin Clark County.  The public commentopportunity was moved to a digital format due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Superfund site is a contaminated aquifer in and around the village of Donnelsville. In 1990, routine sampling detected elevated levels of harmful chemicals in the water. The contamination has now moved into local drinking wells. The site was put on the US EPA’s National Priorities List in 2018.

The EPA says the information gathered through these interviews will be used to ensure meaningful community involvement throughout the rest of the cleanup process.

If you live in Clark County, you can schedule a time to talk with an EPA interviewer at 440-688-4006 or by emailing meg.moosa@tetratech.com. But do it fast — residents have just three days this week to schedule an appointment and make their comments known. The comment period closes this Thursday, June 25.

Environmental reporter Chris Welter is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.

Chris Welter is the Managing Editor at The Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO.

Chris got his start in radio in 2017 when he completed a six-month training at the Center for Community Voices. Most recently, he worked as a substitute host and the Environment Reporter at WYSO.