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Posted on: May 22, 2023

Telephone Town Hall with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and ...

PUEBLO—The City of Pueblo, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a telephone town hall on Wednesday, May 24. The telephone town hall takes place at 6:00 p.m. regarding the residential soil sampling and clean up in the Colorado Smelter Superfund site.

“I want to encourage residents who haven’t signed up for soil sampling or clean up assistance, to sign up now,” said Mayor of Pueblo Nick Gradisar. “This ongoing cleanup effort is important, and we want Pueblo residents to take the opportunity to receive the help they need.”

Teams from the EPA, CDPHE and the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) have been knocking on doors in the Grove, Eilers and Bessemer neighborhoods to inform residents of the opportunity to participate in the ongoing cleanup with the EPA. This telephone town hall offers the opportunity for residents to ask questions and receive more information if they have not already signed up for testing and remediation assistance.

To sign up for the telephone town hall, residents can visit: Telephone Townhall Meeting .

“EPA is committed to sampling and cleaning up all homes in the Superfund area, but we need your help to do this,” said EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator Beth Archer. “We encourage all residents to participate and protect their family’s health.”

The EPA is nearly finished with residential soil sampling and cleanup. The last day to sign up for EPA’s soil sampling program is Friday, May 26. More information is available on the Colorado Smelter site at

For more information and to sign up for sampling or cleanup, contact EPA’s Beth Archer at or 710-512-1917. Residents can also call toll-free at 1-800-227-8917, ext. 312-6611.