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EPA Announces the Availability of the Administrative Record

EPA Announces the Availability of the Administrative Record for the Westside Atlanta Lead Site in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces that the Administrative Record for the Westside Atlanta Lead Site in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, is available for public review. The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal action is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment. Documents in the record may include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessment and inspection report, test results, and the Action Memorandum. The official Information Repository for this Site will be at the Washington Park Public Library, located at 1116 MLK, Jr. Dr., SW Atlanta, GA 30314. The public can either view the Administrative Record file there, or visit the Westside Lead website at www.epa.gov/superfund/westside-leadwww.epa.gov/superfund/westside-lead.gov In 2018, an Emory University doctoral student shared data with the EPA showing elevated lead levels collected from soil samples in Atlanta's Westside neighborhoods. Research by the EPA led to the discovery of industrial smelting waste, called "slag," on two lots near Elm Street. Sampling around the Elm Street and English Avenue areas indicated elevated lead levels above the Agency's recommended residential level of 400 milligrams per kilogram, also known as "parts per million" (ppm) are present in some, but not all, locations. 5/21/20
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