By SUE SUCHYTA
Sunday Times Newspapers
TRENTON – The former McLouth site is one of seven sites nationwide that was added to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List, EPA officials said May 13 at City Hall.
In a press conference attended by Trenton Mayor Kyle Stack, EPA Regional Administrator Cathy Stepp, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn), Assistant Wayne County Executive Khalil Rahal and Matthew Moroun of MSC Land Co. LLC, a division of Crown Enterprises, as well as other community and county officials, the designation and subsequent funding are provided when the release of contamination poses a health and environmental risk.
The Superfund listing impacts the south portion of the property in Trenton, which contained the steel making process and acid pickling line. It will not at this time impact the northern section of the portion of the site in Riverview.
Stepp said the move will do more than clean up the environment.
“It will improve human health and spur economic growth and opportunity,” she said.
(Sue Suchyta can be reached at [email protected].)