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Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

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Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), is a unique, multi-agency proactive approach for coordinating state resources to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination. Agencies responsible for environmental protection, public health, natural resources, agriculture, military installations, commercial airports, and fire departments work together to ensure the most efficient and effective response. 

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of man-made chemicals that include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). PFAS have been used globally during the past century in manufacturing, firefighting and thousands of common household and other consumer products. These chemicals are persistent in the environment and in the human body – meaning they don’t break down and they can accumulate over time.

MPART FY2022 Fast Facts

In FY2022, the Michigan legislature supported the PFAS response by appropriating funding across the 7 state agencies that make up MPART. Learn more about the impact of that funding.

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Drinking water and wells

PFAS move easily through the ground and may get into groundwater that is used for some water supplies or for private drinking water wells. When spilled into lakes or rivers used as sources of drinking water, they can get into drinking water supplies.

All drinking water information
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Investigations and sites

The State of Michigan is working proactively to identify locations where PFAS may be present as a contaminant.

All investigations
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Public engagement

MPART agencies, together with federal agencies and community partners, participate in public meetings to provide information and updates to communities with PFAS sites. Test results and updates on the site investigations as well as other information are provided at these meetings. The public is welcome to attend.

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) is conducting testing in drinking water, groundwater, lakes & streams, soils, sediments, wastewater, and the PFAS foam that can accumulate at lakes and rivers. EGLE is also partnering with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) to test fish and wildlife.

Sampling guidance

MPART PFAS Geographic Information System

This app features several datasets as part of Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)'s efforts:

  1. PFAS Sites (official list of PFAS sites in Michigan)
  2. PFAS Surface Water Sampling (PFAS concentrations in surface water samples collected by EGLE)
  3. Public Water Supply Hexbins and Results Table (PFAS concentrations in municipal drinking water samples collected through two sampling efforts:
    1. EGLE’s statewide PFAS survey, which tested supplies between 2018 and 2020, prior to Michigan’s PFAS maximum contaminant levels (MCLs), and
    2. PFAS MCL compliance monitoring results under Michigan’s Safe Drinking Water Act. (2020 – present) 

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