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Sen. Mikulski Tours Easton Mail Facility

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U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, above, toured the Easton facility on Wednesday. (Photo: WBOC) U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski, above, toured the Easton facility on Wednesday. (Photo: WBOC)

EASTON, Md.- U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski on Wednesday toured the U.S. Postal Service's Mail Processing and Distribution Facility in Easton.

The Postal Service is trying to decide whether or not to close the facility, and consolidate operations to Baltimore. Many postal workers and residents are concerned over what will happen to the mail delivery on the Eastern Shore if the plant in Easton is closed.

Mikulski, D-Md., has been instrumental in making sure the feasibility study being done on the possible closure was thorough. Mikulski, as well as U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., and Congressman Frank Kratovil Jr., D- 1st District, have sent letters to the Postmaster General John E. Potter sharing their concerns about the facility's possible closure.

"We need to look at this unique geographic location, the volume that's used and all the uniqueness of the products that come through here. The postal service is a vital link to both our agriculture and poultry industry," Mikulski said.

During Mikulski's visit of the facility, she spoke with postal officials, as well as members of the American Postal Workers Union.

Last month the Postal Service announced the feasibility study about the Easton facility had been placed on hold. Another study will be conducted and the results will be released sometime after the start of the year.

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