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Bay City Fire Department Station #2 (Bay City, Bay County)

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EGLE Site Lead

Diana Bullen, BullenD1@Michigan.gov or 989-280-7687.

Background

The property located at 1000 Fremont Avenue has been occupied by the City of Bay City Fire Department Station #2 since at least 1956. The site historically contained a five-story fire training tower on the southern portion of the parking lot which was believed to have been used for training using AFFF. On March 4, 2020, EGLE was informed that leaking had likely occurred from numerous containers of firefighting foam stored within the fire training tower. The fire training tower was demolished in April 2020.

PFAS impacted soil was identified during site investigations in 2020, 2022, and 2023. Groundwater monitoring wells were installed and sampled in April 2023. Groundwater analytical results identified groundwater from nine monitoring wells exceeded criteria, one of which contained 73,000 ppt PFOS (compared to 16 ppt). The contamination is known to be present in shallow subsurface soil and shallow perched groundwater.

Groundwater from the site appears to flow in a west to southwesterly direction. The Saginaw River is located approximately a half- mile west of the site.

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Drinking Water

Municipal drinking water is available. EGLE, DHHS, and local health have verified that there are no residential drinking water wells in the area.

Anticipated Activities

The consultant working for the City of Bay City has recommended the city complete additional soil borings and install additional monitoring wells to define the vertical and horizontal extent of contamination, dig up and remove contaminated soil, and perform additional sampling of groundwater and sewer system.