County Environmental Management Council to hold public meting with EPA in Massena on Grasse River/Alcoa plan
Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 2:24 pm

MASSENA -- The St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council (EMC) has scheduled a meeting with staff from the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency to discuss their proposed Grasse River Remedial Action Plan.

The EMC has invited members of the county Board of Legislators, Town of Massena supervisor and council, and Village of Massena mayor and trustees to attend this meeting, which will take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 in the boardroom in Massena Town Hall, 60 Main St.

The meeting is to provide county legislators and local government officials an opportunity to hear directly from EPA staff about the proposed remediation plan, and to have an opportunity to ask their questions directly. This meeting will be open to the general public; however, it is anticipated that members of the general public will not have an opportunity to speak.

The general public is encouraged to attend the afternoon and evening sessions to be held by U.S. EPA staff in Akwesasne on Oct. 29, and in Massena on Oct. 30.

Information about the EPA’s proposed plan for the Grasse River Superfund Site is available at

Additional information about the proposed project is available at Alcoa’s web site on this topic,

This meeting is being put together by the St. Lawrence County Environmental Management Council, an advisory board to the county Board of Legislators. The EMC was established in 1971 by the county government.

The EMC’s mission is to advise the county board about environmental matters affecting the county, and also to work cooperatively with the county Planning Office to foster public understanding of environmental issues. The EMC is composed of 15 volunteer members appointed by the Board of Legislators. A member of the BOL serves as an ex official member of the EMC.