Small amount of PFAS in Sparta municipal well

Small amount of PFAS in Sparta municipal well


MARLEE:..THE CONCERN OVER PFAS HAS SPREAD TO SPARTA.THEY’VE TAKEN A WELL OFFLINE AFTER TESTS SHOW THERE WAS SOME CONTAMINATION IN A WELL.24 HOUR NEWS 8’S ZACH HORNER SPOKE TO THE VILLAGE MANAGER ABOUT THE MOVE.ZACH? 3 ZACH:..MARLEE, THE FIRST ROUND OF TESTS IN THE VILLAGE OF SPARTA HAPPENING AT THE START OF DECEMBER, SHOWING JUST ABOVE DECTABLE LEVELS FOR A CHEMICAL KNOWN AS P-F-B-S. THE SECOND ROUND, HAD A DIFFERENT RESULT, PROMPTING ACTION FROM VILLAGE LEADERS. 3 3 “WE WANT TO MAKE SURE, WE WANT TO DO OUR DUE DILLIGENCE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN TELL PEOPLE YES OR NO EITHER IT IS IN THE WATER OF ISN’T”IT, IN THIS CASE, IS P-F-B-S. IT’S PART OF A LARGER GROUP OF CHEMICALS CALLED PER AND POLYFLOUROALKYL SUBSTANCES, OR AS YOU’VE BEEN HEARING ON 24 HOUR NEWS 8, PFAS. THE VILLAGE OF SPARTA HAVING THEIR FOUR WELLS TESTED BECAUSE OF CONCERNS FROM CITIZENS. “I THINK THERE WAS ALOT OF PRECONCEPTIONS ABOUT THIS BEING A PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP WOLVERINE ISSUE YOU KNOW I’VE ASKED THE DEQ, IS THIS RELATED TO WOLVERINE AND THEY CAN’T SAY YES OR NO, WE DON’T KNOW”SPARTA HAS FOUR WELLS, ALL TESTED TWICE. THREE OF THE FOUR ARE IN THE CLEAR. BUT WELL NUMBER TWO REGISTERED THREE POINT THREE PARTS PER TRILLION FOR P-F-B-S AND WAS TAKEN OFFLINE. GOING FORWARD ON THIS FINDING, IS UNCHARTED WATERS.”WE’RE WAITING UNTIL THE DEQ CAN PROVIDE SOME GUIDANCE, THEY’RE GOING TO START TALKING TO THEIR TOXICITY PEOPLE AND DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO TO DETERMINE WHAT PFBS AND WHAT THEY ARE COMFORTABLE WITH” “IT’LL BE A SIMILAR PROCESS FOR WHAT THEY FOLLOWED WITH PFOS PFAS THEY JUST CAME OUT WITH. THE 70 PARTS PER TRILLION” THE RESULTS OF THE SECOND TESTS CAME IN THURSDAY, AND AS OF NOW THERE ARE NO SAFE LEVELS ESTABLISHED FOR PFBS. THE MICHIGAN D-E-Q TELLS ME THAT’S IN THE WORKS AND SETTING THAT LEVEL WILL INCLUDE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AS WELL AS LOCAL HEALTH AGENCIES. “WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO CONITNUE TO COORDINATE AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNEMNT TO ENSURE THAT WE’RE MITIGATING ANY POTENTIAL RISK TO PUBLIC HEALTH AND THAT WE ALL UNDERSTAND AND ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AND TO MAKE THE SURE THE PROPER NEXT STEPS TO ENUSRE THAT RESIDENTS DRINKING WATER IS SAFE MOVING FORWARD.” 3 THE WATER TESTED IS RAW WATER, AND THE WATER RESIDENTS DRINK IS TREATED. HOWEVER, MUCH REMAINS UNKNOWN AS STATE AND LOCAL OFFICIALS WORK TO ESTABLISH SAFE LEVELS FOR P-F-B-S. IN STUDIO ZACH HORNER, 24 HOUR NEWS 8. 3 3 MARLEE:..WE ARE STAYING ON TOP OF THIS STORY AS IT CONTINUES TO DEVELOP.YOU CAN GET OUR COMPLETE TOXIC TAP WATER INVESTIGATION COVERAGE RIGHT NOW AT WOOD TV DOT COM — AND ON OUR WOOD MOBILE APP.

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