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“PELLSTON —The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy continues to test for PFAS in Pellston-area wells.
In the months since the investigation began, wells showed significantly high results of per- and polyfluoroalkyls (PFAS) in residential areas southeast of Pellston Regional Airport. Testing, which began earlier this year, was stalled amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Teams will continue to test wells starting this week, as quarantine directives are lifted.
‘The Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will continue residential sampling on June 10th, after easing of COVID-19 restrictions,’ reads a press release from Scott Kendzierski, director of environmental health services for the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. EGLE’s contractor will follow the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) COVID-19 sampling guidance, which includes wearing protective equipment and sampling from outdoor spigots, where available. EGLE’s contractor has started scheduling sampling appointments with residents that have submitted sampling request forms’…”