In May, we shared with you information about a national PFAS contamination site tracker being maintained by Northeastern University’s Social Science Environmental Health Institute (SSEHRI). At the time, there were 17 sites in Michigan on the SSEHRI PFAS Contamination Site Tracker list. In just four months, the number has increased to now include 28 Michigan sites with PFAS contamination.
Michigan has more PFAS sites on the list than any other state. California is second with 21 sites. In total, there are 191 sites listed throughout the United States.
The site tracker records qualitative and quantitative data from each site in a chart, specifically examining key details. The following information is included in the Northeastern University PFAS Contamination Site Tracker: Discovery, Contamination Details, Government Response, Litigation, Health Impacts, and Media Coverage.
The Michigan sites on the SSEHRI tracker closely match those listed on the state’s Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) PFAS Response website. This site provides information on PFAS sites in Michigan, including health, wildlife, testing and treatment. MPART published a statement on PFAS Testing and Treatment.
Merit is Michigan’s PFAS environmental laboratory, analyzing wastewater, groundwater, drinking water, soil, and other sample matrices at our laboratory in East Lansing, Michigan. Merit is certified for the analysis of PFAS by ISO/IEC 17025. Analytical method certification for PFAS includes drinking water by EPA 537 rev. 1.1 and wastewater | groundwater | surface water by ASTM D7979 with Isotopic Dilution. Please contact Merit Laboratories for assistance with your PFAS testing needs.