Escanaba Defense Fuel Supply Point

Escanaba Defense Fuel Supply Point is a site which reflects 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 Escanaba DFSP is located on the Little Bay de Noc shoreline and was a bulk fuel storage facility that supplied jet fuel to the former K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Gwinn via pipeline.
  • The PFAS contamination at the site first came to the DEQ’s attention in April 2014.
  • Between 2015 and 2016, the DEQ approved work plans for site assessment activities, coordinated local communications, and reviewed the completed site assessment.
  • In 2015 soil and groundwater samples were collected.From 2015 to 2016, seven residential wells were sampled.
  • All seven residential wells were non-detect.
  • Surface water and sediment samples were collected in 2017. Surface water sample results were above water quality standards for PFOS and the LHA for drinking water for combined PFOS and PFOA.
  • According to a December 2, 2017 article in the Escanaba Daily Press, the Hannahville Native American Nation purchased the property and is considering redevelopment of the property.The Hannahville Native American Nation is aware of the PFAS contamination at the site according to DEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division district staff.
  • Dave Anthony is the Governmental Affairs Representative for the Hannahville Native American Nation.

# Residential Well Samples

# Residential Well Results Received

# Non-Detect (PFOS + PFOA)

#ND – 70 ppt (PFOS + PFOA)

#> 70 ppt (PFOS + PFOA)

Highest Residential Well value (PFOS + PFOA) in ppt

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