Mayor Gitz To Kick-Off Environmental Cleanup Activities On City’s East Side

Freeport, Illinois – Earlier today Mayor Gitz announced commencement of environmental cleanup activities at former industrial sites on the City’s east side.

In a press release issued by the Mayor’s office, the corner of Jackson Street and Hancock Avenue in Freeport are the target locations. The sites, which compromise the city block bounded by Hancock and Hooker Avenues and Jackson and Album Streets, have a long industrial past, including kerosene vapor lamp manufacturing, automobile repair and metal plating operations.

Environmental cleanup activities are scheduled to commence on July 13, 2016, beginning with demolition of the structures on the site, and followed by remediation of soil and groundwater. Clean up plans include a combination of soil excavation, stabilization and removal and groundwater treatment by enhanced reductive dechlorinization using cheese whey – a by-product from local cheese plants – as the remediation agent.

The following are the details of the environmental cleanup activities

WHEN: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 9:00 A.M.

WHERE: The corner of Jackson Street and Hancock Avenue in Freeport. The sites, which compromise the city block bounded by Hancock and Hooker Avenues and Jackson and Album Streets, have a long industrial past, including kerosene vapor lamp manufacturing, automobile repair and metal plating operations.

WHO: Mayor James Gitz
Alex Mills, Community Development Director

MORE INFORMATION:

James Gitz, Mayor

815-235-8200, mayor@cityoffreeport.org

Alex Mills, Community Development Director

815-235-8221, amills@cityofffreeport.org

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