EPA provides progress update on Lincoln Chemical building fire cleanup effort

The Environmental Protection Agency issued a recent update on the ongoing efforts to address the aftermath of the Lincoln Chemical Building fires. The initial investigation, now 90% complete, signifies substantial progress in managing the cleanup from the incident.

Cleanup efforts are well underway and expected to conclude by early 2024. Continuous air monitoring shows results below any concerning levels.

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The meticulous process of sampling and sorting containers within the building is 80% complete, a significant milestone in the safe removal and disposal of hazardous materials.

In consideration of the upcoming holiday season, a temporary pause in work activities is scheduled from December 22nd to January 2nd. Normal operations will resume on January 3rd, with on-site security personnel ensuring site security during the break.

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StoryMap with Detailed Information: The EPA announced the availability of a StoryMap offering detailed insights and images of ongoing cleanup activities. The StoryMap can be accessed at https://arcg.is/1m4LCX1.

Spanish-Language Resources: Acknowledging community diversity, the StoryMap will soon be available in Spanish. Spanish-speaking community members can access information on the EPA response webpage in Spanish at https://response.epa.gov/ReadingDrum.

Residents with questions are encouraged to contact the local Citizen Service Center at 1-877-727-3234 or CSC@ReadingPA.gov.

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