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“GRAYLING — Residents around Grayling Township should expect to see additional water sampling activity throughout the coming year as state and federal officials continue an ongoing PFAS investigation around Camp Grayling facilities.
Some of the coming testing may even lead to an expanded number of Grayling Township residents eventually receiving clean water solutions paid for by the Michigan Army National Guard.
‘There’s a lot of work that’s planned for the Grayling area this spring and summer,’ said Jonathan Edgerly, environmental program manager for the Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Participants learned during a webinar last week about the planned water sampling collection in coming months, as well as how the current remedial investigation and feasibility study should be expected to unfold.
Officials said that feasibility study for the airfield will begin during the coming winter and will help officials determine the preferred way to cleanup the PFAS pollution, which has tainted the private drinking water wells of hundreds of area residents.
Bonnie Packer, technical PFAS leader with National Guard Bureau, said goals of the remedial investigation include: determine how far and deep the PFAS plume has traveled; determine details about groundwater flow; determine current and potential land uses; and, consider human health risks…”