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For Immediate Release  No.12-OPA64

THURSDAY: EPA STARTS WATER MAIN CONSTRUCTION IN COPLEY TOWNSHIP, OHIO

(Chicago, August 14, 2012) Starting this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection AGency begins construction of a new $1.5 million water main extension in Copley Township, Summit County, Ohio.

Copley Square Plaza was added to the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in April 2005.  This Superfund site has PERC ground water contamination caused by leaking wastewater storage tanks at a former dry cleaner.

EPA and the Ohio EPA are working with the Akron Public Utilites Bureau to provide water main extensions at no cost to residents.  EPA will connect 26 homes in Copley Township to the Akron public water supply and seal contaminated water wells.

WHO:             U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

WHAT:            Construction of a new $1.5 million water main extension

WHERE:           At the Copley Square Plaza site, 2777 Copley Road

WHEN:            10 a.m., Thursday, August 16, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS:    Work site tour; Q and A with EPA representatives

For more information contact Susan Pastor, community involvement coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 800-621-8431, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., weekdays.

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