Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances

The Social Discovery of a Class of Emerging Contaminants

Mt. Clemens, MI

There are two PFAS sites in the Mt. Clemens area, including the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair. The contamination source has been determined to be Selfridge Air National Guard Base, which sits along the Lake St. Clair shoreline in Harrison Charter Township.

PFOS and PFOA were detected in surface water samples collected from the Clinton River near Mt. Clemens on August 31, 2017. Following up on the initial findings, fish and surface water samples were taken from Lake St. Clair, both north and south of Mt. Clemens, in November 2017.  In order to determine the extent of the contamination, water samples were collected from four sites along the Clinton River and from a drain on the north perimeter of Selfridge Air National Guard Base.


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Full citations are available on the second page of the full contamination site tracker. We ask for your additions, changes, questions and comments be sent to pfasproject@gmail.com.

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