Public invited to meeting on hazardous waste operating license application

The public is invited to a meeting to discuss the hazardous waste operating license application of Environmental Geo-Technologies LLC (EGT) to operate a facility in Romulus. The meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, August 31, at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 8000 Merriman Road, Romulus.

The facility is the former Environmental Disposal Services (EDS) facility at 28470 Citrin Drive, Romulus.

Since the EDS facility was shut down in 2006, the Detroit Police and Fire Retirement System has partnered with Greektown's Dimitrios "Jim" Papas to operate the facility for the pension fund. Papas' company, EGT, had been seeking to acquire the necessary permits.

Decisions on the matters were postponed when the Environmental Protection Agency terminated the UIC permits for the former EDS facility and the Department of Natural Resources and Environment initiated action to revoke the operating license. Due to a recent lawsuit settlement, operators can now proceed in acquiring the necessary approvals to resume operations.

State Senator Raymond Basham of Taylor is encouraging Downriver residents and those with a vested interest in the fate of the former EDS facility to speak out in opposition at the August 31 meeting. Written comments will be accepted on or before the close of the public meeting and may be submitted at the meeting, e-mailed to EGT at or mailed to EGT at 28470 Citrin Drive, Romulus, MI 48174.

To request special accommodations to participate in the meeting, contact Richard Powals at (734) 946-1000.