Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants

Lapeer, MI

Lapeer is home to two sources of PFAS contamination: Lapeer Plating & Plastics facility and the Lapeer Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP).

The DEQ first suspected Lapeer Plating & Plastics was a source of PFAS when effluent results were received from the Lapeer WWTP in June 2017. Additional sampling done in July confirmed the sources of PFAS. Since then, three multimedia sampling inspections have occurred, and multiple meetings with Lapeer Plating & Plastics and the Lapeer WWTP took place to discuss the issue and corrective actions.

The DEQ issued a Violation Notice to Lapeer Plating & Plastics to correct the discharge. There are no known impacted water supplies at this time.

There is currently a fish consumption advisory on the Flint River as a result of the surface water contamination.


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