EPA To Hold Meeting On Buick City Cleanup

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting in Flint on plans to clean up General Motors Co.'s former Buick City complex.

The hearing is Wednesday evening at Mott Community College. It covers plans for a $5 million to $7 million cleanup of part of the 452-acre property now owned by Motors Liquidation Corp. GM spun off the company as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.

The EPA says work will start in 2011 and the current owners will pay. The agency says it has found lead-contaminated soil and groundwater polluted by gasoline and hydraulic fluid. It says the contaminants haven't affected drinking water.

Auto production at the site began in the 1890s. Operations in the affected area stopped in 1999.

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