Public Meeting To Be Held For Cass Lake Superfund Site
A public hearing about the EPA’s proposed cleanup plan for the St. Regis Paper Company Superfund Site in Cass Lake will be held at the Cass Lake-Bena Elementary School on August 10, at 6:30p.m.
According to a release from honorearth.org It is essential that the EPA hear from tribal people about the importance of cleaning up this toxic site and restoring the health of our sacred lands.
The release goes on to say that public participation and public pressure is necessary to ensure they do the job right.
The St. Regis Paper Company Superfund Site is a former wood preserving facility that operated from 1957 to 1985 in the City of Cass Lake on the Leech Lake Reservation. Groundwater, surface water, sediment and soil on and near the site are contaminated as a result of the wood preserving process and waste disposal activities. While cleanup actions have occurred in the past, dioxin contamination remains on site in areas that are residential or easily accessed by people.