There are two sites in the vicinity of Lapeer Plating, including the Lapeer Plating & Plastics facility and the Lapeer Wastewater Treatment Plant (Lapeer WWTP) which reflect known PFAS levels. Based on environmental and health concerns, further review and possible action may be necessary to best protect public health. More details about this location will be made available as soon as possible.
- The DEQ first suspected a source of PFAS coming from Lapeer Plating & Plastics in June 2017 when effluent results were received from the Lapeer WWTP.
- Additional sampling occurred in July at the facility, and results were received in August indicating confirmation of PFAS.
- Since then, three multimedia inspections with sampling occurred, and multiple meetings were held with Lapeer Plating & Plastics and the Lapeer WWTP to discuss the issue and subsequent corrective actions.
- The DEQ issued a Violation Notice to Lapeer Plating & Plastics to correct the discharge.
- There are no known impacted water supplies at this time.
- There is a fish consumption advisory on the Flint River as a result of the discharge to surface waters.
- Additional meetings have been held with other area partners, including the Flint River Watershed Coalition Board and the local health department to identify future steps.