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“The city of Grand Haven says PFAS has been discovered at the site of the old J.B. Sims Generating Station on Harbor Island.

The Grand Haven Board of Light and Power made the discovery through routine testing in June. GHBLP has been working to prepare the site for new plans since demolishing the coal plant in February.

The GH Board of Light and Power’s website shows plans to reduce their footprint on the island by 50% and add facilities for power generation via solar power, wind power, natural gas and landfill gas. There’s also a rendering for a recreational space for public use but first, the city says there will have to be a process of remediation to contain the PFAS.

‘Discovering (PFAS) here was new information for us, but we weren’t too surprised because we know that that’s a contaminant of emerging concern that’s present in our region,’ Grand Haven city manager Patrick McGinnis said.”…