2 Questions: 1) Have you reached out to Hilco about their clean-up efforts? Will you be monitoring them for accountability over severe toxic chemical spills in the water and soil? 2)I believe that Hilco must provide up-to-date, factually correct, and timely information about the status of the site’s pollution and the harm pollutants at the site (past, present, and future) and inflicting upon neighboring communities. Currently the burden of asthma and cancer around the site suggest that there are significant health risks that need to be remediated and addressed by Hilco. This solution must include more time for public comment and collaborative and meaningful engagement with residents of neighboring communities impacted by legacy contamination and who will be affected by development.

Evergreen will continue to communicate and work with Hilco Redevelopment Partners during their redevelopment so that our investigation and remediation (cleanup of the historic contamination) can continue during their redevelopment activities. Evergreen’s cleanup plan, which will address contamination in soil and groundwater existing up to the date of the sale of the facility to PES in 2012, is being completed under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s (PADEP’s) Act 2 program and tank program, as well as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act program.

The question was also provided to Hilco Redevelopment Partners, who provided the following response: Hilco Redevelopment Partners is responsible for remediation at focused areas of the site where contamination occurred after September 2012.  As Hilco Redevelopment Partners enters areas of the site into the Act 2 regulatory process, it will conduct Act 2 public involvement activities related to those specific remediation areas.  Hilco Redevelopment Partners has also been conducting separate public outreach to inform the community about its redevelopment plans.