The Number of PFAS Sites in Michigan Grows

PFAS Sites in Michigan

The number of sites with PFAS contamination in Michigan continues to grow.  The MDEQ has compiled a listing of these PFAS sites along with a map  that have been identified as having PFAS levels that are potentially impacting human health and the environment .  The sites, which are found at locations throughout Michigan, include:

  • Adams Plating (Lansing)
  • Alpena Combat Readiness Center (Alpena)
  • Alpena Hide and Leather (Alpena)
  • Ann Arbor Municipal Water Treatment Plant (Ann Arbor)
  • Belmont: House Street and Herrington Avenue (Rockford)
  • Camp Grayling Air Airfield (Grayling)
  • Central Sanitary Landfill (Pierson)
  • Coldwater Landfill (Flint)
  • Clinton River (Mt. Clemens)
  • Colbath Road (Oscoda)
  • Defense Fuel Supply Point (Escanaba)
  • Grayling Municipal Wells (Grayling)
  • Huron Shores Regional Water Authority (Tawas)
  • K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base (Gwinn)
  • Lake St. Clair (Mt. Clemens)
  • Lapeer Plating (Lapeer)
  • Lapeer Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lapeer)
  • Loud Drive (Oscoda)
  • McDonald Store Fire, F-41 (Oscoda)
  • Oscoda Area Schools, River Road (Oscoda)
  • Pine Lake Street Gas Tanker Spill/M-60 (Howard Township)
  • Plainfield Township Water Treatment Plant (Plainfield)
  • RACER Plants 2, 3, and 6 (Lansing)
  • Roosevelt Refinery (Mt. Pleasant)
  • State Disposal Facility (Plainfield)
  • Van Etten Lake (Oscoda)
  • Whispering Pines MHC (Oscoda)
  • Wolverine Tannery (Rockford)
  • Wurtsmith Air Force Base (Oscoda)

PFAS compounds have been used in the manufacturing of carpet, clothing, shoes, cookware, packaging, oil and water repellents, furniture, take-out food containers, and many additional products. PFAS chemicals are persistent and bioaccumulate. Persistent means they do not break down in the environment and bioaccumulate refers to the process of building up over time in the blood and organs. 

Merit Laboratories offers two analytical options for PFAS. Analytical methods performed by Merit Laboratories include EPA 537 and ASTM 7979. Please contact Merit Laboratories for assistance on your PFAS testing needs. Merit is Michigan’s PFAS environmental laboratory, analyzing groundwater, drinking water, and other sample matrices at our laboratory in East Lansing, Michigan.