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Bangor Township Landfill (Bay City, Bay County)

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Please contact the Site Lead for the most up-to-date status of this site.

EGLE site lead

Lori Babcock, BabcockL4@Michigan.gov or 989-460-7352.

Waste Disposal Questions

Please note that this landfill is CLOSED and does not accept waste. 

Background

Bangor Township Landfill (Landfill), located at 2305 Two Mile Road, is a solid waste landfill that was closed under a Clean Michigan Fund Grant Agreement, signed on September 12, 1989. The base of the landfill is made of natural clay; there is no synthetic liner. The Landfill has groundwater monitoring wells and a leachate collection system that is not currently in use. EGLE requested that Bangor Township sample the groundwater monitoring wells for PFAS, due to the site’s history of groundwater contamination, which includes volatile organic compounds and metals. 

Groundwater flow is toward the northeast. Potentially impacted waterbodies include unnamed ponds adjacent to the landfill that discharge to the Tobico Marsh, located immediately to the northeast of Bangor Township Landfill. GeoWebFace and Wellogic do not show any drinking water wells in the area downgradient of this site.

Content posted May 2022.

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Drinking water

Municipal water is available to residences in this area. Bangor Township and the Bay County Health Department confirmed that there are no residential drinking water wells in use downgradient of the landfill.

Anticipated activities

EGLE anticipates continued monitoring of groundwater and surface water at this site.

Historical timeline

    • In June 2020 and December 2020, Bangor Township sampled Bangor Township Landfill’s groundwater monitoring wells for PFAS.
    • On September 14, 2021, EGLE received the PFAS sampling results from Bangor Township. The highest result was 35 ppt PFOA in MW-1 and 62 ppt PFOS in MW-2.
    • EGLE worked with the Bay County Health Department to determine whether any drinking water wells are in use downgradient of Bangor Township Landfill and in need of sampling.
    • On March 1, 2022, EGLE received PFAS sampling results from Bangor Township from December 2021. The highest groundwater result was 80 ppt PFOA in MW-8 and the highest surface water result was 12 ppt PFOA in the West Pond.

    Sampling Results Summary

    Type of Sample

    Date Sampled
    (or range)

    Number of Sample
    Results Received

    Number of Samples
    above Criteria*

    Groundwater Monitoring
    Wells
    June 2020 - December 2021 17 15
    Surface Water December 2021 2 2

    * Residential well and groundwater monitoring well results are compared to EGLE Part 201 criteria for 7 PFAS compounds effective 12/21/2020:  PFOS (16 parts per trillion [ppt]), PFOA (8 ppt), PFNA (6 ppt), PFHxS (51 ppt), PFHxA (400,000 ppt), PFBS (420 ppt), and HFPO-DA (370 ppt).
    * Surface water samples are compared to Rule 57 non-drinking water values of 12 ppt for PFOS and 12,000 ppt for PFOA. 

    Sampling Notes

    • None at this time.