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 There are toxic materials in the soil surrounding old mining sites in Park City.  The Environmental Protection Agency wants it contained so it won't get the drinking water supply.  KPCW's Renai Bodley has the story.


Here's a link to the EPA site about the Park City project.  

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency, in coordination with the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Park City Municipal Corporation, has begun its authorized cleanup work. Leslie Thatcher has more.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Summit County Council member David Ure. Marty McComb, the On-Scene Coordinator for the Environmental Protection Agency discusses the EPA's site work plan and schedule from the Uintah Mining District clean up and Christie Dilloway and Darryl Yeager have details on this year's run of Thriller.

On today's program, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Council Member Roger Armstrong about the  Summit County Fair and Tuesday's EPA meeting. Gary Marx, the President for the Center of Public Outreach will be the guest speaker at Monday's Community Conversation. Park City Leadership Founder Myles Rademan has details on the pending deadline to register for Class 22 and Ski Utah Director Nathan Rafferty promotes the #100DaystoWinter celebration on Friday at the Utah Olympic Park.

On today's Local News Hour, host Leslie Thatcher speaks to Summit County Planner Ray Milliner to talk about tomorrow's Snyderville Planning Commission meeting which includes a three-hour meeting with the EPA to discuss the Lower Silver Creek tailings. Park City Superintendent of Schools Ember Conley previews Tuesday's school board meeting in which the board will prioritize its master plan projects. Robert Lazzaroni talk about his new appointment as Nordic Program director for USSA and Grammy award winning trumpeter Chris Botti talks about his his upcoming show at Deer Valley.

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After field testing school district property last fall, the Environmental Protection Agency will be back in Park City to help mitigate the contaminated soils along the Kearns Blvd. school campus. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher reports.

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In today's Local News Hour podcast, host Leslie Thatcher speaks with Robyn Geist - Outreach and Development director for Summit Lands Conservancy.  The Environmental Protection Agency is working with the Park City School District to mitigate the mine tailings on school property. EPA staff member Marty McComb has the latest. Summit County interim Animal Control director Brian Bellamy address the rash of recent dog bites.

The Environmental Protection Agency is back in town this week, taking soil samples from property on the east side of Old Town, along the Poison Creek water shed, as well as from the school campus along Kearns Boulevard. Leslie Thatcher has more.

If you're a property owner living on the east side of Old Town - above City Hall - and want the EPA to test your property while they're in town, call this number: 435-200-4945.

The Environmental Protection Agency will work with Park City Municipal and area residents to further explore where contaminated soils may be from Park City's Mining past. Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Old Town properties east of the Marsac Building could have their soil tested later this month as the Environmental Protection Agency investigates property outside the Soils Ordinance boundary that could be contaminated with old mine tailings. Leslie Thatcher has more.