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LATAG Press ReleasesThe Libby Area Technical Advisory Group (LATAG) operates with a Technical Assistance Grant from the EPA. The Group’s chief role is to help the community participate in decision making at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. This page will act as a repository for all LATAG Press Releases and will be grouped by year. Press releases will also be forwarded via our E-Newsletter which you can sign up for on this page to be notified of updates.

2010 PRESS RELEASE

Submitted on January 4, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

From: Phillip Erquiaga, LATAG Board Member, LATAG Communications Committee Chairman

Contact: Phillip Erquiaga
Phone: (406)-293-2393
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PRESS RELEASE

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

LATAG’s Report Summary and Full Commentary on EPA’s proposed plans for remediation of Operable Units 1 & 2 (OU-1 “former export plant” and OU-2 “former screening plant”) are now available on the LATAG website here.

Introduction:

The Libby Area Technical Advisory Group (LATAG) operates with a Technical Assistance Grant from the EPA. The Group’s chief role is to help the community participate in decision making at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. Congress made public involvement in decision making an important part of the Superfund process, insuring that those whose lives are affected by hazardous material contamination should have a say in actions to clean it up.

LATAG provides the following summary of its comments on EPA’s proposed plans for clean up of Operable Units 1 (former export plant) and 2 (former screening plant). The summary and complete commentary document is available on request and will be available on the LATAG Website http://www.latag.org/. Questions and comments are welcome and can be addressed at the next regular LATAG meeting at 7 pm, January 12th, 2010 at Flathead Valley Community College in Libby, Montana. LATAG encourages the public to participate and respond!

The Libby Area Technical Advisory Group requested Dr. Terry Spear, PhD, the group’s technical advisor, to provide commentary on EPA’s proposed plans for remediation of Operable Units 1 and 2. The LATAG Board has been working with Dr. Spear under contract this past year, bringing his expertise to assist the group in review of clean-up activities and make recommendations. Dr. Spear is a professor of industrial hygiene at the University of Montana / Montana Tech., Butte, MT.

The LATAG Board has participated in the development of this document, and has reviewed and approved this final document generated by Dr. Spear for submission to the EPA in response to the request for commentary on proposed remedial plans for OU-1 and OU-2.

Questions and comments are welcome
and can be addressed at a regular LATAG meeting.

The next Regular LATAG meeting will be 7 pm, January 12th, 2010 at
Flathead Valley Community College in Libby, Montana.

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