Future Of Cliffs-Dow Site In Marquette Improves
City of Marquette, MI.
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – A long-term evaluation project focusing on the former Cliffs-Dow site along Lake Superior in Marquette has found data indicating chemical contamination of the land has significantly declined.
The findings were presented last night to the Marquette City Commission and will be a key step in expediting the re-use of the land.
The property has been owned by the city since 1997, but it’s re-use has been hampered due to contamination from the previous owner’s industrial usage of the land.
About 800 cubic yards of contaminated soil was removed a few years ago and that, in combination with the decline in contaminant levels, should allow the city to approach state and federal environmental agencies to request approval for the safe re-use of the space.
City officials say they are now considering options in moving ahead with any plans.