CARD is the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane, formed in 2006 by local governments and citizen stakeholders to better jointly understand and address Gelman dioxane site issues.
SRSW provides technical support for CARD.
03/22/2021 Gelman Court Hearing via Zoom
Monday, March 22, 2021
03/18/2021 Community Information Session
next steps by EPA & EGLE regarding the Gelman dioxane contamination
Thursday, March 18, 5:00-7:00 pm via Zoom
--WEMU Green Room radio shows about dioxane
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Learn how to test your Well Water (scroll down)
Water on earth Infographic
Pall/Gelman 1,4-dioxane contamination site
04/28/2019 Ann Arbor Earth Day
We're learning interesting tidbits from Gelman Science's early days from its former employees, like how the company passed out car wash coupons when the wind changed direction and blew the dioxane-laden sprinkler water over its parking lot.
Click here if you have a personal story like that to share (confidentially).
May 4, 2021, hearing related to the Gelman litigation.
"At this hearing, Judge Connors ruled that the terms of the proposed Fourth Amended and Restated Consent Judgment (Proposed 4th CJ) would be implemented.
The judge further stated that he would have quarterly meetings with the state, Gelman and the intervenors to assess progress and consider revisions. The following items are included in the Proposed 4th CJ, to be implemented:
1. Additional monitoring and mapping of the contaminated groundwater.
2. Removal of additional dioxane from areas of high concentration downgradient of the source.
3. Removal and treatment of additional dioxane at the source area on the Gelman Property.
4. Expansion of the Prohibition Zone.
5. Incorporation of two new treatment technologies – phytoremediation and heated soil vapor extraction.
6. Reduces the drinking water criteria from 85 to 7.2 parts per billion of dioxane in groundwater; in agreement with changes at the state level in 2016.
Beginning Sept. 1, 2021, the parties must report back quarterly to the court for a progress update."
Status of the other matters of disagreement relating to the proposed 4th CJ settlement apparently will be resolved at quarterly hearings while the interveners remain parties in the case ... and the EPA intervention continues on a separate path.
Gelman Site in Urbanized Area
The Gelman/Pall/Danaher site is unique in the amount of dioxane in the groundwater moving in several directions within an increasingly urbanized area with so many homeowner wells as their sole source of water... links to map images: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1M689llDtD2pSunV7CjHlcMjh-7S9Ijzd?usp=sharing
Documentation & Events) 8/31/2020 ... continuing
Rejected by Washtenaw County, Scio Township & City of Ann Arbor
One (of several) Unacceptable Conditions of Proposed 4th CJ Settlement: 500 ppb termination criteria
(some databases have locations not on or names different than other databases)
Well Screen Elevations (how deep is the pollution?)