On May 4, 2009, Pall Life Sciences (PLS) submitted a new "Comprehensive Proposal to Modify Cleanup Program" that will drastically increase how much 1,4-dioxane it will leave in the groundwater at the Pall/Gelman contamination site.
The MDEQ (Michigan Department of Environmental Quality) has only until June 15, 2009, to respond to the PLS proposal. To comply with the compressed court ordered schedule, the MDEQ established a Public Comment Period (5/11/2009-6/8/2009) to take comments from the public on the PLS proposal. Also, the MDEQ will hold a Public Meeting on May 27, 2009, where the public can ask questions and make comments in person.
Because the far reaching changes in the PLS proposal could result in further damage to area water supplies, CARD decided to host its own meeting where the public can learn about the new PLS plan and how its loosened cleanup criteria could affect area water resources:
CARD (Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane)
Annual Update - Public Meeting
Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 7-9 pm
• Introduction to CARD - History, membership, joining
• Brief history of the site and status of cleanup extractions treatment and discharges
• Summary of the PALL’s Comprehensive Proposal to Modify Cleanup Program
• Questions & Answers
The Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane (CARD) is a partnership of local governments and citizens that develops policies and strategies to address the problems associated with Pall/Gelman 1,4-dioxane contamination.
Scio Residents for Safe Water (SRSW) is a member of CARD.