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E-M:/ RE: / Environmental Geo-Technologies - Jim Papas/Sen Debbie Stabenow - Meeting 3/30

MDEQ was a major pusher of allowing the Romulus hazardous waste injection site. Once MDEQ learned that the hazardous waste injection well could not, under federal rule, be located in a wetland, it fast-tracked a permit to eliminate the entire wetland area on the site. (See: 260 Mich.App. 54, 678 N.W.2d 444)


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Subject: E-M:/ Environmental Geo-Technologies - Jim Papas/Sen Debbie Stabenow - Meeting 3/30



The City of Romulus has invited Gov. Jennifer Granholm, Sens. Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin and other officials to a town hall meeting March 30 to hear residents' concerns about deep disposal wells.


Environmental Geo-Technologies, owned by Detroit businessman Jim Papas, proposes to take over the wells, which were closed by state and federal regulators in 2006 less than a year after they opened. The wells accepted hazardous liquid waste from various companies, including some in Canada, and leaked.

The state Department of Environmental Quality is to decide whether to revoke old permits for the wells, and the Environmental Protection Agency is mulling whether to give Papas' firm permission for new permits. The Detroit Police & Fire Retirement System has invested more than $40 million in the wells since the early 1990s.

The meeting is set for 6 p.m. at Romulus City Hall, 1111 Wayne Road.


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