According to a notice in the Times Standard dated March 26, 2014, the EPA has placed the Administrative Record for the Samoa Pulp Mill Site on view for public comment. The record includes all documents on which "the EPA has based its decision to conduct a removal action at the Site..." Action was taken by the E.P.A..because "EPA determined that actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances from the Site...may present an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health or welfare, or the environment."
The public has 30 days to comment on the records which are available at:
Eureka Main Library
1313 3rd Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Superfund Records Center
95 Hawthorne Street, Suite 4035
San Francisco, CA 94105
Written comments on the Administrative Record should be sent to:
J. Wong (SFC-9)
U.S. EPA, Region IX
75 Hawthorne Street
San Francisco, CS 9410
We live here in West Eureka have been victims of Evergreen Pulp's pollution. Now Freshwater Pulp wants to start it up again. We would like to know your thoughts and experiences with this. Now that Freshwater is not going to reopen, we are concerned about the massive quantity of contaminants that have been dumped on the site. These sites usually leak into adjacent areas and people live 750 yards from the point of maximum impact, the most polluted point, a Hot spot. We are also concerned that the Marina center site be properly cleaned up and will continue to discuss other local issues here. However, we will not let the mill issue rest until we actually see the smokestacks go down and the site is cleaned up.