The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kansas State University Technical Assistance for Brownfields (TAB) program is holding a community input session about the redevelopment of the former Martha Rose Chemical/Holden Business Park Superfund Site on Thursday, March 10 at 6:30 PM CST.

The input session is being held at the Holden City Hall Building, 101 W. 3rd Street, in Holden.

In a media release,  EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister says, “Working together with our partners at K‐State TAB, we look forward to hearing from local residents about how this site could become a community asset.”

During the work session, participants will work in groups to identify development ideas for the site. And then present those ideas to the larger group prior to a vote. K-State TAB will then use the results to conceptualize redevelopment for the site.

Holden made national news when the Martha Rose Chemical Plant in town, which decontaminated and repaired electrical equipment containing PCBs left more than 23 million pounds of PCB equipment and a Superfund site behind. Some of the battles between the town and the company were detailed in The Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times

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