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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a public meeting to discuss a proposed plan for dealing with contaminated groundwater at an industrial site in north St. Louis County.

The EPA's regional office says it has reached an agreement with PerkinElmer, the company that bought the site in 1988, to investigate and clean up the contaminated plume of groundwater along Chicago Heights Boulevard.

The public meeting will be held Thursday evening at the First Baptist Church of Elmwood Park in north St. Louis County. The EPA says the site was polluted before PerkinElmer bought it in 1988. The contaminants include the industrial solvent called TCE, which the agency has classified as a known cause of cancer in humans. __ Online: EPA cleanup proposal: http://www.epa.gov/region7/cleanup/chicago_heights .

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