GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan

Attached below is the draft GSI Investigation Summary and Work Plan, prepared for Wolverine World Wide by GZA. This report is also available on the MPART website at www.michigan.gov/belmont.

This is the next plan to go out for public comment. The official comment period will be from May 27th through July 6th. The public meeting on the document will be Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm. The link for the public meeting registration and a copy of the public comment notice will be posted soon.

DRAFT GSI Investigation Summary & WP

 

Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 5/20/21

Wolverine Community Advisory Group
Full CAG Meeting
Online Using Zoom

Thursday, May 20, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81962706941

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code # 819 6270 6941

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM Welcome
Introductions
Agenda Review

6:30 PM Draft CAG Comments on the Tannery Interceptor System Response Plan
Presentation by CAG Technical Committee
CAG Discussion, refinement, and agreement

7:30 PM Public Comment

7:55 PM Wrap Up and Next Steps

8:00 PM Adjourn

CAG Mission:
1) ensure that the response activities at the Wolverine World Wide sites protect and sustainably restore the environment for human health, fish, wildlife, and recreation, through community participation; and
2) that important community concerns are articulated, understood, and considered during any related investigation and response action.
CAG Groundrules:
• work cooperatively with each other, supporting agencies, and other stakeholders,
• be respectful of all participants,
• approach all issues and viewpoints with an open mind,
• focus on what is important to the community as a whole and articulate community concerns in a way that all stakeholders can understand,
• seek common ground wherever possible, and present and respect minority opinions where they exist

Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 4/15/21

Wolverine Community Advisory Group
Full CAG Meeting
Online Using Zoom

Thursday, April 15, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84111070662

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code 841 1107 0662#

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM Welcome
Introductions
Agenda Review

6:30 PM Draft CAG Comments on the House Street Cleanup FS
Presentation by CAG Technical Committee
CAG Discussion, refinement, and agreement

7:30 PM Public Comment

7:50 PM Upcoming Tannery Interceptor System Response Plan

7:55 PM Wrap Up and Next Steps

8:00 PM Adjourn

CAG Mission:
1) ensure that the response activities at the Wolverine World Wide sites protect and sustainably restore
the environment for human health, fish, wildlife, and recreation, through community participation; and
2) that important community concerns are articulated, understood, and considered during any related
investigation and response action.
CAG Groundrules:
• work cooperatively with each other, supporting agencies, and other stakeholders,
• be respectful of all participants,
• approach all issues and viewpoints with an open mind,
• focus on what is important to the community as a whole and articulate community concerns in a way
that all stakeholders can understand,
• seek common ground wherever possible, and present and respect minority opinions where they exist

3/18 Meeting Recording and EGLE Public Comment on House Street

If you missed last week’s public meeting on the House Street Dump Site Feasibility Study, you can view the recording here.
Public comments will be taken through April 17, 2021. These can be emailed to
EGLE-RRD-Housestreet@michigan.gov, or mailed prior to April 17, 2021 to:
Karen Vorce
Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy
Remediation and Redevelopment Division
350 Ottawa Avenue, NW, Unit 10
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2341

Upcoming Wolverine CAG Meeting on 3/18/21

Wolverine Community Advisory Group
Full CAG Meeting
Online Using Zoom

Thursday, March 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84865471303

Phone-in Option:
(312) 626-6799
Code 848 6547 1303#

Draft Agenda (all times are approximate)

6:00 PM Welcome
• Welcome new CAG Members
• Introductions
• Agenda Review

6:30 PM House Street Cleanup FS
• Presentation by CAG Technical Committee
• CAG Discussion

7:30 PM Public Comment

7:55 PM Wrap Up and Next Steps on FS

8:00 PM Adjourn

CAG Mission:
1) ensure that the response activities at the Wolverine World Wide sites protect and sustainably restore the environment for human health, fish, wildlife, and recreation, through community participation; and
2) that important community concerns are articulated, understood, and considered during any related investigation and response action.

CAG Groundrules:
• work cooperatively with each other, supporting agencies, and other stakeholders,
• be respectful of all participants,
• approach all issues and viewpoints with an open mind,
• focus on what is important to the community as a whole and articulate community concerns in a way
that all stakeholders can understand,
• seek common ground wherever possible, and present and respect minority opinions where they exist

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