Old Mission Repository Update
The Inspector General has finalized their report of the Old Mission Repository.....
"specific geochemical and physical concerns and adequacy of the repository design to prevent dissolved contaminant release ... yet to be evaluated".
The Inspector General states
this site is not suitable!
Yet Region X EPA and
Idaho Dept. of Environmental Quality
continue construction and toxic dumping,
defying the Inspector General's report.
"As early as this May, (2008), the site will be open to receive limited amounts of contaminated soil...EPA Basin Bulletin, April 2008
"This summer, you may notice some activity near the EMF (Old Mission)Waste Repository. Large trucks and other equipment will be on site". EPA Bunker Hill Superfund site, Fact Sheet, June 2008
"The site opened in October 2008" Basin Bulletin Newsletter, April 2009
"Construction of the 23 acre....repository to begin in July. Spokesman Review, 6/10/09
According to two SVCRC members who attended May 14, EPA/IDEQ repository meeting, Wallace, Idaho, the agency representatives announced that "dumping at the Mission Repository would commence in July, 2009".
There is still time to respond and stop this attack on our communities.
Calls and emails are needed NOW to
Congressman Raul Labrador,
Senator Mike Crapo,
Governor Butch Otter
EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson
EPA Administrator, Washington, DC 20460
Stop the Mission Repository!
Declare a moratorium for this site.
(Put "Bunker Hill Superfund Site" in the subject line).