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Shelby to Host Meeting on Visteon Property

Shelby Township will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, to discuss the results of the testing of samples taken from the former Visteon property.

Shelby Township has scheduled a meeting for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, in the Township Hall to discuss the results of environmental testing at the former Ford/Visteon site on 23 Mile, at Mound Road.

Shelby Township Attorney Rob Huth and The Dragun Corporation founder Dr. James Dragun will discuss the results and deliver a presentation that will cover a three-step testing process that was conducted at the former industrial site in 2012, and an in-depth remediation process for the parcel.

"This meeting is one step, albeit a major step, in addressing the issues facing our community at 50500 Mound Road,” Township Supervisor Rick Stathakis said in a release. “By opening up our reports and plans to the public, we are looking for the necessary transparency we need to solve this problem.”

Dr. Dragun, has studied sites including Three Mile Island and the oil-saturated sands following the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

The meeting will "aim to help disseminate the information within the thousands of pages of reports, dispel any misconceptions and update the community on the lawsuit against Indiana Metals LLC -- the firm that demolished the buildings that were formally at 50500 Mound Road," Huth said in a relase.

Last August, a Macomb County judge ordered Ford Motor Company to allow the Dragun Corp. to conduct an investigation of plant grounds. Demolition, and debris removal, of the former plant is on-going.

This story was updated at 1:49 p.m. Tuesday.

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