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MDEQ to sample Cascade Township wells

For more information: Aaron Assmann, MDEQ RRD Project Manager,, 616-430-5275

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) today announced that it will sample approximately 49 residential drinking water wells along Trout
Creek in the neighborhood east of the 36th Street exits off I-96 and west of Tricklewood Drive for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as part of its ongoing investigation of potential
PFAS contamination sources near the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Cascade Township.

The MDEQ will contact property owners in the study area through the mail by March 22, 2019 to schedule a sampling appointment. Residents who are not contacted by March 22 but believe
they may be in the study area can contact the MDEQ Remediation and Redevelopment Division’s project manager Aaron Assmann at or 616-430-5275.

To receive future updates from MDEQ on this investigation, register for the “Cascade Township Residential Wells Sampling and PFAS Analysis” listserv.

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) also maintains a web page dedicated to this investigation: Cascade Township Residential Wells.

Health related questions about PFAS can be directed to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services at 1-800-662-9278 or the Kent County Health Department at 1-616-632-