Dingell, state reps will hold town hall on dioxane plume

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Monitoring wells in U-M’s Saginaw Forest near Third Sister Lake, where dioxane contamination was first found in 1984 | The Ann photo

A press release of note:

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) and state representatives Adam Zemke, Yousef Rabhi, Donna Lasinski and Ronnie Peterson will hold a town hall on Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. to discuss the Gelman dioxane plume and next steps for the community. The representatives will be joined by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the Coalition for Action on Remediation of Dioxane and other local officials. 

The Gelman dioxane plume has been spreading through the groundwater in Ann Arbor for decades after an irresponsible business practice by Gelman Sciences, now owned by Pall Life Sciences, allowed the toxic chemical into the ground. Dingell and the State Representatives are holding the town hall to ensure the public is properly informed as efforts to remediate the plume move forward.

The town hall is free and open to the public. Those wishing to attend may RSVP here.

WHERE:   Ann Arbor District Library, Downtown Branch, 343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor

Jim McBee

Founding partner, creative director and ink-stained wretch with The Ann magazine.