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EPA Schedules Public Meeting on Ruskin Superfund Site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 regarding the J.J. Seifert Machine Shop Superfund site in Ruskin, Fla. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) will provide information and answer questions about upcoming activities at the site. The public meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church, 4208 U.S. Hwy. 41 S in Ruskin.

The J.J. Seifert Machine Company has operated continuously at the site since 1962. The facility manufactures products such as electronic components, tools, dies, jigs and fixtures. The primary source of groundwater contamination at the site is a former tetrachloroethylene (PCE) vapor degreaser, which was used to clean parts.

Community members interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Sherryl A. Carbonaro, EPA Community Involvement Coordinator, at (678) 575-7355.

Additional Contact Information

Dawn Harris-Young

Environmental Protection Agency

(404) 562-8421