Michigan Potash Operating LLC has already purchased about 120 acres of land within Hersey and Evart townships and has plans to construct a plant to cultivate about 800,000 tons of potash and 1 million tons of food-grade salt each year.
As a result The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a question-and-answer session, as well as a formal public hearing at Reed City High School on all injection wells proposed by the company. The Q and A session will be held on January 4th at 6:00 pm with the public hearing immediately after.
Oral and written comments will be recorded or accepted at the hearing. Public comments on permits MI-133-0004, MI-133-0005 and MI-133-0006 are open until Friday, Jan. 6. Comments can be emailed to Alan Batka at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to U.S. EPA Region 5, Mail Code WU-16J, 77 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago, IL 60604-3590.