MARQUETTE, Mich. (WZMQ) – Marquette residents wondering on the former Cliffs-Dow Site Project now have an update.
At the city commission meeting last night, representatives of the project said that the property, located on Lakeshore near Presque Isle Park, has state collected data on contamination points on the site for further monitoring.
“What the city has been doing is monitoring the ground water across the site and as a result of the years of groundwater monitoring has been able to narrow it down,” Richard Baron, special counsel for Cliffs-Dow Site Project, said. “Instead of looking at the whole stretch of shoreline there, [we] have been able to narrow it down to significant interest.”
The city of Marquette has also applied for the United States Environmental Protection Agency grant where money would go towards remediation on the site.
Although there are no concrete plans yet for the site, according to Baron, the person or entity who does obtain the site for redevelopment will have engineering controls to make sure the use of land above ground is protective of human, health and environment.
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