Officials working to identify scope of Pellston-area PFAS contamination

Source:, February 10, 2020
By: William T. Perkins

State and regional officials are working with homeowners near Pellston Regional Airport to determine the scope of perfluoroalkyl contamination in the area.

Officials from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy had boots on the ground Monday after reports surfaced last week showing elevated levels of the perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in one private well in Pellston. The site is the first example of a water source in Emmet County showing PFAS readings high enough to reach “actionable” levels set by state criteria and federal guidelines. Read more.

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