200 Waste Containers Being Removed From Mill Site

OTSEGO (AP) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says about 200 drums and bins of waste found at the site of a former paper mill in southwestern Michigan will be removed.

The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Tuesday that Rock-Tenn Co. agreed to remove containers although it wasn’t the last owner of the Otsego site and it’s not clear when the containers were left.

EPA on-scene coordinator Brian Kelly says Rock-Tenn “is being a good corporate citizen.” The materials will be shipped out over the next month or two.

A message was left by The Associated Press with Norcross, Ga.-based Rock-Tenn.

The EPA was called in November after Allegan County officials discovered chemicals during a visit to determine whether the 32-acre site about 35 miles south of Grand Rapids might be good for redevelopment.

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