Preliminary House Street Feasibility Study Plans Provided by Wolverine Worldwide

Recently, Wolverine Worldwide and GZA provided the Wolverine Citizen Advisory Group with their preliminary plans for the House Street Feasibility Study.  Their willingness to reach out to the CAG and the neighbors and to seek feedback was certainly welcomed and appreciated.  However, there are many concerns with the options provided and several significant questions remain about these plans.  Please review the links below to learn more about the contamination at this site, and Wolverine’s suggestions for addressing this.  The public is also encouraged to attend the Wolverine CAG meeting on February 19th where this will be discussed further. 

 

House Street Summary Report  https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-06/documents/wolverine-implementation-2018-workplan.pdf

PFAS Phytoremediation example  https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.est.7b02926?casa_token=xp61PtMMpeYAAAAA:kOgbLmFMqjY5OTitGlSMv11vTFqfkw4EnW2bm1URulFpcdRkp23WLLmYd6TNsxQVQcjJwC8lJ4wgIt4

Wolverine World Wide to Give Presentation to CAG Members on Thursday, 1/28/21

Wolverine World Wide will be making a presentation to the CAG on Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m., concerning the House Street Feasibility Study (FS). The FS document is required to be submitted to EGLE by February 19, 2021. Updates will be provided on the remediation alternatives proposed for the House Street Site. The link for the Zoom presentation is below:

Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Link: https://wwwinc.zoom.us/j/99669782148

Meeting ID: 996 6978 2148

Phone: 877-369-0926 (toll free)

Wolverine Response Activity Plans – Public Comment Period

On Tuesday, August 18th, EGLE will be holding a public meeting to discuss the Wolverine Groundwater Investigation Response Activity Plans for Areas 5, 6, 11 & 12, and 19. The .PDF below outlines the meeting, public comment period, and how to participate in them.

The details as to how to access the meeting can be found at www.Michigan.gov/belmont, alongside an overview of Michigan’s PFAS response.

If you wish to skip straight to registering for the meeting, click here.

PFAS Water Testing

EGLE has created two videos to guide you in collecting samples for PFAS water analysis and filling out the PFAS Water Analysis Form. Both videos are for residential sampling and are also available on the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy’s State Drinking Water Lab web page, here.

If you have questions regarding this process please contact the Environmental Assistance Center at 800-662-9278.