PFAS Additional Information

December 20, 2017 –  Approximately 80 private wells have been tested for PFOA/PFOS. Results are currently pending. Validated results expected in January.

December 20, 2017 –Denise Bryan, MPA, Administrative Health Officer for District Health Department No. 4 and No. 2, has been invited to participate in Governor Snyder’s Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART). The team is tasked with enhancing cooperation and coordination among local, state and federal agencies charged with identifying, communicating and addressing the potential effects of PFAS in Michigan and protecting public health. Read more about MPART.

December 20, 2017 –State Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids) is introducing legislation that will strengthen Michigan drinking water regulations for the dangerous chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOS and PFOA, which are posing a hazard to families in northern Kent County and at other sites around Michigan. This measure would bring clean drinking water standards in line with other states. Read more.

November 16, 2017 – Please note: Approximately 44 residential well water samples were collected and received by Vista laboratory for PFAS testing. Test results are expected right after the first of the year.

October 16, 2017 – Please Note: Area residents are invited to attend a town hall meeting concerning the Alpena CRTC ground water testing. Multiple agencies will be on hand to present the latest information and answer any questions. Five (5) test wells in Alpena, Michigan at the Michigan National Guard Base have tested positive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. At this time, no residential drinking water wells near the Base have been tested, however, plans for testing a nearby lake and river are being developed. The town hall meeting will be held at the Alpena Training Center: Collins Center, 5884 A Street in Alpena.  There will be an informational open house beginning at 5:30 p.m. with the town hall program beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Governor’s Directive Creates The PFAS Action Response Team