The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) announced Thursday that public files for the cleanup of the Kuhlman Electric Corporation site in Crystal Springs are now available on the MDEQ website at http://deq.state.ms.us/MDEQ.nsf/page/GARD_CS?OpenDocument. In addition, MDEQ will be hosting a public meeting about the cleanup progress at this contaminated site on June 24. The meeting will be held at the Crystal Springs Elementary School beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The availability of the public files for the Kulhman Electric Corporation site, and for other contaminated sites, is part of the outreach by the newly-created Office of Community Engagement. Executive Director Trudy Fisher created the office to provide more information to the public, to inform Mississippians about MDEQ’s decision-making process, and to provide communities with meaning involvement in those decisions.
“The citizens of Mississippi are entitled to open, accessible information about cleanups that MDEQ oversees. MDEQ is committed to protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of our state, and we will continue to take steps to ensure the public can be engaged in the agency’s activities,” said Melissa Collier, Director of Community Engagement for MDEQ.