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Superfund Straight Talk February 2014

February 24, 2014 at 7:41 am

Q: How are residents staying connected to the cleanup work these days? A: Idaho DEQ and EPA received valuable feedback from several Silver Valley residents while coordinating work in their neighborhoods and reviewing formal comments. Rece...

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Superfund Straight Talk December 2013

January 08, 2014 at 1:01 pm

In 2013, Ida ho DEQ and U S EPA awarded construction contracts through a competitive bidding process to Idaho licensed contractors. Work Accomplished with Competitive Idaho Contracts: • 5 remedy protection (drainage control) projects ...

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Superfund Straight Talk November 2013

November 22, 2013 at 10:31 am

How Did Your Yard Remediation Go? Find out What Property Owners Told Us “I inherited property in Cataldo. DEQ [Idaho Department of Environmental Quality] sampled my yard for lead and it needed to be remediated. I went through the paperwor...

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Superfund Straight Talk October 2013

October 25, 2013 at 8:22 am

The yard remediation program, moving lead-contaminated soil out of yards and into secure soil repositories, is wrapping up for the 2013 season. About 6,750 properties in Kootenai and Shoshone County have been remediated since 1986, includin...

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Superfund Straight Talk September 2013

September 19, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Q: How many tons of lead flow into Coeur d’Alene (CDA) Lake each year? A: Each year about 400 tons of lead flows into CDA Lake through the CDA River and its many tributaries. During my great grandfather’s generation the common practice wa...

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Superfund Straight Talk April 2013

April 11, 2013 at 7:48 am

Answering Citizens’ Questions about the Coeur d’Alene River Basin Cleanup Q: How do I get rid of weeds in my yard? My property was remediated, so will DEQ help me? A: It is unusual for weeds to become excessive within the 45-day war...

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Superfund Straight Talk March 1, 2013

March 01, 2013 at 7:26 am

Answering Community Questions about the  Bunkerhill Superfund Site DEQ and EPA held a workshop in February to discuss paved road funding with road management jurisdictions in Shoshone and Kootenai counties. Some basic questions arose fr...

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Superfund Straight Talk - December 2012

January 09, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Superfund Straight Talk Answering Citizens’ Questions about the Coeur d’Alene River Basin Cleanup December, 2012 Q: What’s the good news? Blood lead levels in children between Mullan and east of Harrison remain generally low...

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Superfund Straight Talk - November 2012

January 09, 2013 at 4:55 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! We wanted to give a few highlights of our appreciation! This has been an outstanding year in large part because the public participated in a big way! I estimate that outreach coordinators from DEQ, EPA, and the Basin...

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Superfund Straight Talk - July 2012

January 09, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Superfund Straight Talk Answering Citizens Questions about the Coeur d’Alene River Basin Q: Are there current mining operations in the Bunker Hill Superfund site? Do they meet current environmental regulations? A: Yes, currently...

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