FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to hear from the public about options for cleaning up contamination at a former General Motors factory complex.
The public comment period on cleanup proposals for the Southend portion of the 452-acre Buick City property begins Friday and runs through Feb. 28. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 18 at Mott Community College in Flint.
The Buick City site's owner, Motors Liquidation Co., is preparing Southend for potential redevelopment. EPA has identified areas of lead-contaminated soil and groundwater polluted by gasoline and hydraulic fluid, but says the contaminants haven't affected drinking water supplies or reached the Flint River.
EPA says that after receiving public comments, it will decide upon cleanup plans in consultation with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment.