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Davis, California USA
February 23, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson and Cal EPA - DTSC Assistant Deputy Director for Site Cleanup Ray Le Clerc will host a press conference and media tour on February 23rd to provide details for recent exciting energy conservation and cleanup accomplishments at the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund Site in Davis, California. Blumenfeld, Thompson and Le Clerc will join the Mayor Pro Tem of Davis and key state and local partners to reveal details for how EPA has infused a “green” foundation into much needed infrastructure improvements at the site while simultaneously speeding the cleanup remedy by more than 150 years.

Press Conference and Media Tour - 12 p.m. Wednesday, February 23

Schedule of Events
11:45 am Community stakeholder and media check-in

12:00 pm Press Conference

- Informal Q & A opportunity with the media, stakeholders, and key officials

- Community stakeholder and media tour of the site’s treatment facility with Administrator Blumenfeld, Congressman Thompson, and Assistant Deputy Director Le Clerc

RSVP: Please note that an RSVP is required to gain access to the Superfund site. Members of the media can RSVP in advance to Mary Simms at Please include your name, contact information and media affiliation in your request.

WHERE: Frontier Fertilizer Superfund Site, 3901 2nd Street, Davis, CA 95618

Directions: From 80 West: Exit Mace Blvd. Turn Right. Turn Left on 2nd.
From 80 East: Exit Mace Blvd. Turn Left. Turn Left on 2nd.

February 2011 marks the two year anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 being signed into law by President Barack Obama. In the two years since President Obama signed the Recovery Act, EPA has made tremendous progress in creating green jobs and improving the quality of public health and the environment through projects supported by Recovery Act funding.

This Superfund Cleanup is an innovative partnership between the California Department of Toxic Substances Control, Regional Water Quality Control Board and the Frontier Fertilizer Superfund Oversight Group.