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“Grand Haven’s Northwest Ottawa Water Treatment Plant has received a good report for testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on local source and tap water, according to a press release. 

The report is a result of a state-mandated six-month sampling and analysis conducted by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE). Testing was initiated in 2018 and again in 2019…

‘The State of Michigan is using 70 ppt for decision making purposes at this time,” the release said.  “Presently, the State has advocated new maximum contaminant levels (MCL’s) for seven PFAS compounds that are being considered by the Governor’s science advisory workgroup and filed with the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules.’

VanderStel said in 2018 the water plant conducted a sampling and the analysis was performed by an independent laboratory. 

‘The lab results were 4.0 ppt of PFOA and 4.0 ppt PFOS,” he said in the release. “This total is well below the Lifetime Health Advisory level of 70 ppt set by the EPA…'”