Lockport http://wrvo.org en Lockport residents continue waiting for Eighteenmile Creek cleanup plan http://wrvo.org/post/lockport-residents-continue-waiting-eighteenmile-creek-cleanup-plan <p>The Environmental Protection Agency outlined its plans to clean up a heavily polluted creek at a public meeting in Lockport on Tuesday. But some residents in the western New York community are concerned that the plans won’t happen fast enough, with an official decision not scheduled until the end of September.<p>Eighteenmile Creek is a 15-mile waterway that runs into Lake Ontario, and has been designated an area of concern by the agency because of its history as an industrial discharge outlet. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:15:17 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 42665 at http://wrvo.org Lockport residents continue waiting for Eighteenmile Creek cleanup plan The EPA weighs cleanup options for Eighteenmile Creek http://wrvo.org/post/epa-weighs-cleanup-options-eighteenmile-creek <p></p><p>Eighteenmile Creek in Lockport, N.Y. has been a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www.epa.gov/grtlakes/aoc/eighteen/index.html" target="_blank">designated area of concern</a> for decades. Because of recent flooding, the EPA is now weighing the option of permanently relocating people living closest to the creek ahead of a massive site cleanup.</p><p>Affected residents say a solution can’t come soon enough.</p> Sat, 03 Aug 2013 12:34:00 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41632 at http://wrvo.org The EPA weighs cleanup options for Eighteenmile Creek