On Tuesday night, Chester's special assistant was in town to tell the city council how the DEQ was going to help make that happen. He provided a general overview of the ongoing negotiations for a final cleanup plan and the main issues being addressed.
Although a final cleanup plan, called a remedial action plan, for the former Whitehall Leather Co. tannery site along White Lake has yet to be approved by the parties involved, Frank Ruswick, special assistant to Chester, pointed out an agreement has been reached on two of the negotiated issues. The DEQ, city, proposed developer and the former tannery owner, Genesco, are involved in the negotiations.
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