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EPA: What to expect, what's next at Grand Rapids testing site

Photo Mariano Avila | Image MDEQ/EPA Presentation

Testing by environmental authorities gears up this month after the discovery of chemical vapors closed a southeast Grand Rapids structure. 

The vapors are attributed to a former dry cleaning business that operated at the site until 1995.

Betsy Nightingale is an on-scene coordinator with the EPA. She tells WGVU what’s going on at the site, starting with the neighborhood assessment, and what residents should expect.

The EPA holds a community open house on Thursday, June 9, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 1168 Madison Ave. SE. Public office hours will be held on Tuesdays in June from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

An EPA representative says residents are also able to stop by the site to speak with officials during the process.

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