TRENTON — Today, the public comment period ends for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s settlement with MSC Land Company to begin cleanup of the former McLouth Steel site. State Rep. Darrin Camilleri (D-Brownstown Township) sent EPA administrators a letter commenting on the proposed settlement, including concerns and suggestions he has on behalf of Downriver residents. In addition, Rep. Camilleri issued the following statement:

“There is no denying that the McLouth Steel Facility must be cleaned up in order to preserve the public health and the environment of our Downriver communities. The proposed agreement is a critical step toward protecting our residents, and I support the EPA’s efforts to direct federal attention and resources to the site. However, I must also echo many residents’ concerns with the EPA’s current agreement, which must do more to sufficiently restore and protect the area’s water, soil and air quality. This means enforcing stronger cleanup standards, implementing a responsible storm water management system, and maintaining transparency with residents throughout this process. As this agreement moves forward, I will continue working to ensure our environment and the public health of our Downriver communities are protected.”

A copy of the letter Rep. Camilleri sent to EPA administrators is attached here.