DERR is committed to effective community outreach and works diligently to involve residents, property owners, elected officials, and health agencies in cleanup decisions for Superfund sites. Listening to community concerns and building strong relationships helps the Division collect and disseminate information about the site and find workable solutions for cleaning up contaminated areas.
Public involvement is crucial to the success of a Superfund cleanup project. DERR’s community involvement activities are designed to:
- Inform the public of the nature of the environmental issues associated with the site
- Involve the public in evaluating the responses under consideration to remedy these issues
- Involve the public in the decision-making process that will affect them
- Inform the public of the progress being made to implement the remedy
DERR has been working with residents affected by the 700 South 1600 East PCE Plume site in Salt Lake City, the Five Points PCE Plume in Woods Cross/North Salt Lake, and the Jacobs Smelter site in Stockton.