The EPA will Begin Identifying and Removing Hazardous Materials Wednesday

A sculpture still stands in a wildfire-damaged neighborhood along Mark West Springs Road Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Officials say they have thousands of firefighters battling 22 blazes burning in Northern California and that more are coming from nearby states. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

It begins tomorrow: the first step in the cleanup from the fires will start Wednesday, as the EPA begins identifying and removing hazardous materials from over 7-thousand houses that were burned. Directly after that, the Army Corps (Core) of Engineers will come in and get rid of the rest of the debris with the permission of the homeowner. Those “right of entry” forms will be available to property owners tomorrow morning at the county Public Health office on 5th Street in Santa Rosa. The plan was unveiled Monday, but some homeowners still have questions about what will be the most cost-efficient way for them to get the same results: another meeting on the process is set for 6-8pm Thursday at Santa Rosa High School.