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Sulphur Bank Superfund Site meeting

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06.16.2021 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community forum this week to offer an update on the status of the Sulphur Bank Superfund Site in Clearlake Oaks.

The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom.

To join by computer, click: https://zoom.us/j/93002989951. To join by a tablet or smartphone via the Zoom app, use meeting ID 930-0298-9951.

To join by phone (audio only), call one tap audio for cell phones at +16699009128, 93002989951# or 669-900-9128 for land lines, using meeting ID 930-0298-9951.

The Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine is an abandoned open pit mercury mine located on the shoreline of Clear Lake in Clearlake Oaks.

The meeting will be broken up into “rooms” where participants will discuss different topics, including:

— trust and communication with the EPA, access to site documents and administration changes and priorities;
— lake quality effects on the community, including fish consumption, the site’s economic effects and reuse of the site;
— technical understanding and site document interpretation, including arsenic and mercury risks, algae, and mine cleanup and site documents.

For more information on the superfund site and what has been done to date, visit the EPA website.

An updated fact sheet may be found here.

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