Officials to Hold Public Meeting on Parachute Creek Contamination
KREX News Room
PARACHUTE, Colo. - Garfield County officials are planning a community meeting for local residents interested in speaking with state and federal staff about the investigation into Benzene levels in the Parachute Creek.
Hydrocarbon contamination investigation and remediation efforts are ongoing near a Williams gas plant north of Parachute. The chemicals were first discovered in groundwater March 13.
The meeting is Monday at 6 p.m. at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District Building. The address is 0124 Stone Quarry Rd. in Parachute.
The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Garfield County Public Health and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will all be in attendance.
Anyone with questions can call Kirby Wynn at 970-625-5905.