PFAS Detected in Gaylord's Water

Oct 9, 2018
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PFAS chemicals have been found in Gaylord’s municipal drinking water.

PFAS compounds are often found in fire fighting foam, they were detected at one testing site in Gaylord’s municipal water.

High exposure to PFAS has been linked to health problems like cancer.

But the amount of chemicals found at one site in Gaylord is only a fraction of what is considered unsafe by the EPA.

The EPA says anything under 70 parts per trillion is safe, 2 parts per trillion were detected in Gaylord.

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PFAs firefighting foams are still housed at fire stations across the state, according to the state fire marshal.

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The state Legislature is back this week and Democrats want to see action on protecting people from chemicals in groundwater.

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US Congressman Dan Kildee responded Thursday to reports that the EPA will not bring a PFAs forum to Michigan.

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US Senator Gary Peters announced Thursday that a Senate subcommittee hearing will be convened to discuss the role of the federal government in the PFAs crisis.