As of the week of July 13, 2018:
115 private wells have been tested for PFOA/PFOS
115 results are in
79 are non-detects
36 PFOA & PFOS detected (0.56 - 15.6 ppt)
0 samples above MDEQ criteria - PFOA+PFOS 70 ppt
51 any PFAS detected (0.51 - 52.1 ppt)
The Alpena CRTC environmental staff regularly monitor a number of environmental factors at the facility to ensure safety, compliance with state and federal regulations, and to proactively detect and remedy potential problems. As part of the Air Force comprehensive approach to protect human health, several areas of the Alpena CRTC were tested for PFC's. A few of the samples detected the compound at levels above EPA guidance. The Michigan National Guard and Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, along with state and local environmental experts and officials want to share the testing information and information about this family of chemicals in general, with members of the Alpena community and anyone else looking for information on this topic.
For assistance, please email the Environmental Assistance Center or call 800-662-9278.
If you live in the designated area for free water testing, please fill out and send this email form.
Many residents have inquired about which whole house filters are certified to remove PFOS/PFOA. At this time, the DEQ is not aware of any whole house filters currently on the market that are certified to remove PFOS/PFOA by the NSF International.