Part of the due diligence that Lenawee County has done on this project since the short-term purchase agreement in March has been investigating the environmental concerns for this project site. We have been meeting with the EPA, EGLE, and other agencies to investigate past mitigations efforts, additional work needed, and safety concerns for all our residents. The contaminants are very deep in the ground and pose no risk to the surface use of the property.
Our studies and meetings have shown that the proposed facility will be safe to use by all our residents. Should the project proceed forward into construction, we will be installing a barrier between all surfaces and any potential contaminants in the soil. The proposed site is on municipal water and sewer lines, so there is no concern about contamination from the ground water.