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Congressman Upton Lends Support to ‘Total Removal’ Option for Enbridge Spill

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Upton meetingKALAMAZOO, Mich. — Rep. Fred Upton expressed his support Wednesday night for what is being called the “total removal option” in the cleanup of the Allied Paper Mill property.

The plan calls for the removal of 1.5 million cubic yards of PCB contaminated material. Upton said it was a nonpartisan issue and that Senators Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow signed a joing letter to the EPA saying they support it as well.

toasted Larry Bell for standing up to the EPA on the Enbridge oil spill Wednesday night.

“We’re not going away until they take it all away,” he said during the Allied Paper Mill meeting Wednesday night to a crowd of about 150.

EPA officials announced a plan to cap the site and monitor it in March, which would cost $36 million.  A total cleanup of the site would cost $336 million, but a private firm, Environmental Quality, has estimated they could do it for $120 million.  EPA officials have not said when they would reach a final decision.

Upton also praised Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery for standing up to the EPA on the Enbridge oil spill.

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3 comments

  • Lisa Moaiery

    As the host of this event, I would like make clear that the event at Bell's had nothing to do with the Enbridge. I would suggest you change it's title to "Congressman Upton Lends Support to ‘Total Removal’ Option for Allied Paper Superfund Site." Thanks.

    • Lisa Moaiery

      *I wasn't able to edit my comment, but it should have read "I would like to make clear that the event at Bell's had nothing to do with the Enbridge oil spill.

  • nail sack

    you can sure tell that elections are not too far off. Fred "do nothing" has started running his same old lame-a**,I'm fighting for you, ads on television again. I challenge anyone to name 5 significant pieces of legislation that have been introduced by this guy that do anything to really help the average citizens that he is supposed to represent. He's too rich and in the pocket of big oil and nukes to really be concerned about the average joe. Wake up folks this guy lied about "never going to be a career politician" and will say anything he has to in order to be re-elected. Pillow-fighting for you is more like it.

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