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Silver Run citizens working to get the Keystone Sanitatio Landfill cleaned up will meet tonight to discuss their meeting last Monday with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials.

The 8 p.m. meeting at St. Mary's United Church of Christ on Mayberry Road in Silver Run will be a work session, said Susan Hardinger, president of People Against Contamination of the Environment Inc. The public is invited.


EPA officials said they would respond to some of the citizens' requests for information by today, Ms. Hardinger said Friday.

About 120 Carroll County and Pennsylvania residents attended the meeting in Silver Run last Monday .


The landfill, in Union Township, Pa., near the Maryland line, is suspected of polluting residents' water. PACE has worked on cleanup efforts with county, state and federal agencies for 10 years.

A federal Superfund cleanup of the 35-acre landfill is to begin in 15 to 18 months and could take 18 months.

"I was just so proud of the people from this community," Mrs. Hardinger said about the earlier meeting. Residents asked EPA good questions and were courteous but determined, she said.

Residents have asked the EPA for several things, including:

* Permission for community representatives to attend every EPA meeting about the cleanup project.

* An EPA sampling of all residential wells in the area.

* A copy of a recently completed report from the federal Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta about the health of area residents.

* Reports from private meetings between EPA officials and some area residents.


* A report from a July field trip EPA officials took to the landfill with Pennsylvania and Maryland environmental officials.

"We're not giving up on any one of them," Mrs. Hardinger said.