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Community Preps for Callahan Mine Meeting 

Catherine Pegram

Folks in Brooksville will have a number of questions later this week about a 23-million dollar cleanup project at the former Callahan mine. The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public meeting Thursday night to get input on the plan. The mine, which closed in 1972, left behind a number of contaminants. It was listed as a Superfund cleanup site in 2002. State Representative Jim Schatz met Monday with the community to prep for the public hearing. He says folks want to make sure all the parts of the recommended cleanup plan are necessary and won’t create anymore environmental damage. They also want to extend the EPA’s 30-day comment period on the project. The public hearing is set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Brooksville town office.