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Posted 1/3/2017

Release no. 17-001

Katie Newton

Public meeting for the Nike SL-10 site to be held January 9


LOUISVILLE, KY. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) will be holding a public meeting to accept

comments on the Proposed Plan at the former Nike SL-10 site north of Marine, Illinois. USACE is proposing to clean

up groundwater at the Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) in Madison County.

The meeting will be held Monday, January 9, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Louis Latzer Memorial Library, 1001 9th

St., Highland, IL 62249.

The USACE has completed several investigations of the former Nike SL-10 launch site. Although groundwater is not

a source of drinking water in that area and contamination in groundwater at this site does not present an

unacceptable human health or ecological risk based on the current and likely future use of the property, various

remedial actions were evaluated to clean up the groundwater beneath the former Launch Area.

USACE encourages the public to review the project documents in the public record and submit comments on the

Proposed Plan. The documents are available at the Memorial Library in Highland, Illinois and the Proposed Plan can

also be found online at: http://www.lrl.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environmental/Nike-SL-10/.

Please send written comments postmarked no later than January 30, 2017 to the following mailing address:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Louisville District, Attn: Karen Rabek,CELRL-ED-E Rm. 351, 600 Martin Luther King

Jr. Place, Louisville, Kentucky 40202-2232; or by e-mail to Karen.V.Rabek@usace.army.mil.

Public comments received during this period will be considered in the final decision-making process for the site.

For more information please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Public Affairs Office at

(502) 315-6773.