PUBLIC MEETING ON THIRD AMENDMENT TO CONSENT JUDGMENT AND CHANGES TO CLEANUP REQUIREMENTS REGARDING THE GELMAN SCIENCES, INC. SITE, ANN ARBOR, WASHTENAW COUNTY.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will hold a public meeting to provide information to the public regarding the Third Amendment to Consent Judgment that went into effect on March 8, 2011 regarding the Gelman Sciences, Inc. site of environmental contamination. The amendment reflects negotiations between the DEQ and Pall Life Sciences, Inc. (PLS), successor to Gelman Sciences, that began after the Department denied PLS’s May 2009 Comprehensive Proposal to Modify Cleanup Program. The amendment expands the Prohibition Zone, established by the Court in 2005 to restrict the use of groundwater, into the Evergreen subdivision. The amendment also divides the site into two areas, west and east of Wagner Road, and amends the cleanup objectives for these areas.