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“The rerouting of a storm sewer at Buick City, Michigan with PFAS contamination is paused due to COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Work to replace and reroute underground storm sewer lines through RACER Trust’s Buick City property in Flint, Michigan has been halted indefinitely.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were discovered on the Buick City site, and since, the chemicals have been found in groundwater, storm sewers and sanitary sewers, reported Booth Newspapers.

The work is designed to close leaking and old underground pipes, reconfiguring the route for storm water. This will help avoid parts of the property where testing has revealed PFAS contamination.

RACER announced its intent to carry out the sewer work August 2019, including adding some new sewer lines with leak-proof sealed joints.

At the time, nine of 13 storm sewer outfalls had registered readings of a combination of PFOA and PFOS, according to East Village Magazine. 

This is in response to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order to cease nonessential business as the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic continues. 

According to the city, storm sewers remain operational at full capacity.

The work began the first week of March and was paused Mar. 24. Work will resume as soon as possible upon the direction of the State, reported East Village Magazine...”