July 20, 2007
Media Release

Regional Municipality of York to meet with residents July 24th to discuss Durham/York Waste EA Study

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York will be hosting a public consultation session on Tuesday, July 24th for residents to attend and learn more about the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment (EA) Study being conducted by Durham and York Regions. 
The sessions will provide background information on the Study, identify accomplishments that have been achieved to-date, discuss the results of the recent preliminary Health Risk Assessment Feasibility Study and highlight the site-specific studies required to evaluate the short list of sites.
York Region is committed to an open and transparent Study process and is hosting an upcoming public session to provide an opportunity for residents to become engaged in the Study, learn more about the background work that has taken place and propose any questions or concerns that they may have to the Study team. 
Following public consultation, further studies will be conducted on all potential sites throughout the summer months and a preferred site will be recommended to York and Durham Regional Councils in Fall 2007.
York Region Public Consultation Event                
Tuesday, July 24th
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
A formal presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
York Region Administrative Centre
17250 Yonge Street
Town of Newmarket                                    
For more information on the Durham/York Residual Waste Environmental Assessment Study or to register in advance for this session, please visit the Study’s website www.durhamyorkwaste.ca or call the Study’s hotline toll free at 1-866-398-4423.
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Media Contact: Tracy Smith, Communications Specialist, Corporate Communications, York Region
 Phone:  905 830-4444, ext. 1209 or Cell: 905 251-6412
 Email: Tracy.Smith@york.ca

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