Kalamazoo River Webline

Useful Links

This page contains links to other Internet sites that may be of interest to you. The views and opinions expressed on these sites do not necessarily reflect those of Georgia-Pacific, and Georgia-Pacific is not responsible for their content. By clicking on any of the links below, you will exit the Kalamazoo River Webline. Thank you for visiting — please come again.

Resources for General Site Information

MDCH — Fish Advisories — Read the MDCH’s recommendations on ways to "get the benefits of eating fish without the risks from chemical contamination" and to download the current version of the Michigan Family Fish Consumption Guide. The MDCH also publishes an "Eat Safe Fish" brochure and other guidance materials.

MDCH — Health Consultation Report — In 2002, the MDCH completed a Health Consultation Report for the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site. Read the results of MDCH’s assessment of the health hazards associated with PCBs in the water and sediment of the Kalamazoo River.

MDEQ — Visit MDEQ’s Kalamazoo River Superfund Site information page.

National Academy of Sciences — In 2001 the National Academy of Sciences published a book called "A Risk Management Strategy for PCB-Contaminated Sediments." The guidance offered in this book is applied at most major sediment sites in the United States, including the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site.

USEPA — Visit USEPA’s Kalamazoo River Project information page.

USEPA’s Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy — In April 1998, USEPA developed the Contaminated Sediment Management Strategy, which is a work plan describing actions USEPA believes are needed to reduce the risks posed by contaminated sediments. This strategy is applied at most major sediment sites in the United States, including the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site.

USEPA’s Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance — In December 2005, USEPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response issued the final Contaminated Sediment Remediation Guidance for Hazardous Waste Sites. The guidance is designed to assist USEPA staff managing sediment sites by providing a thorough overview of methods that can be used to reduce risk caused by contaminated sediment.

US Fish and Wildlife Service — Natural Resource Damage Assessment — The US Fish and Wildlife Service issued the Stage 1 Assessment of the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site in 2005. Learn about the NRDA process at the Kalamazoo River Superfund Site.

USGS Report on Kalamazoo River Dams — In cooperation with USEPA and MDEQ, the US Geological Survey conducted an assessment of the sediment characteristics and configuration within the former Plainwell, Otsego, and Trowbridge Impoundments on the Kalamazoo River.