Read the full article by Cristina Tuser (WWD)

“The Marquette County Board took steps to address the issue of PFAS chemicals at the K.I. Sawyer Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

There are currently two storage tanks holding a total of 1.2 million gallons of biosolids contaminated with PFAS, according to the Upper Michigan Source News. The proposed study will cost $31,700.

The board approved a plan to work with GEI Consultants to complete a study of how to properly dispose of the biosolids. The commissioners also questioned K.I. Sawyer Director of Operations, Duane DuRay, who was handling the request for proposals (RFP).

‘So now we’re sitting with this storage of 1.2 million gallons, that’s a big concern, now the two things that you have here, one is to do a study as to how we handle things, is that going to give us an answer as to how we’re going to dispose of this 1.2 million gallons?’ asked Commissioner Bill Nordeen.

According to DuRay, ‘that is correct.’

The request for proposal (RFP) was a design from GEI for a biosolids handling facility,  which will be approximately $192,200. The County Board only approved the study at this time, however…”