Stories indexed with the term ‘soil contamination’

AATA Does “Do Over” on Soils Contract

The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority board has rescinded the award of a $119,980 contract with PM Environmental – because of a failure on the AATA’s side to go through the standard procedure for bidding out the contract. The contract is for remediation of contaminated soil at the AATA’s headwaters on 2700 S. Industrial Highway.

The board had originally approved the soil remediation contract at its Feb. 21, 2013 meeting. That action essentially extended the scope of work of the contract that PM Environmental already had for the site assessment work. However, the evacuation and remediation work was supposed to be bid out separately. From an AATA staff memo:
AATA processes require that a second RFP be issued for the soil remediation, to ensure full … [Full Story]

Planning Group OKs MichCon Remediation

A site plan for remediation of the MichCon property at 841 Broadway was unanimously approved by the Ann Arbor planning commission at its May 15, 2012 meeting. The proposal was made in conjunction with a site plan for a new DTE Buckler electrical substation on the opposite side of Broadway. Planning commissioners voted to postpone action on that site plan at the same May 15 meeting. MichCon is a subsidiary of DTE.

The MichCon site plan approval is contingent on three things: (1) obtaining variances from the city’s zoning board of appeals (ZBA) to exempt MichCon from providing a new stormwater management system; (2) obtaining a Michigan Dept. of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) permit for work within the floodplain and Huron River; and (3) indicating water main … [Full Story]