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Washtenaw County commissioner to hold listening session on Gelman dioxane plume

Map of 1,4-dioxane plume in Ann Arbor.
Scio Residents for Safe Water
A graphic representation of the dioxane plume under Ann Arbor

Washtenaw County commissioner Katie Scott is holding a listening session on Tuesday, May 28th about the dioxane plume in groundwater in Ann Arbor.

The company Gelman Sciences is responsible for the groundwater contamination, with a chemical called 1, 4 dioxane. Tuesday’s meeting is to address next steps to deal with the dioxane plume.

Scott says the plume is primarily in her district. "I'd like to come up with a really formal idea of how we finally tackle the problem" Scott says. "And create a solution once and for all that's going to work for everyone in the community."

The listening session will be held at Ann Arbor's downtown library from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28th. It's open to the public. 

"I've listened to the EGLE (the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy), I've listened to the EPA, I've listened to other stakeholders in the community, but what I haven't heard from is the residents themselves and that's the most important voice for me to hear so that I can represent them when we're going forward to try to find a solution," says Scott.

The listening session comes before a meeting about the plume with other local officials in June.