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11134 North Saginaw (Clio, Genesee County)
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11134 North Saginaw Road has been a commercial oil and fuel distribution operation since 1994. In August 2009, a fire occurred in a former warehouse building used to store oil and lubricants which released an unknown amount of oil. The fire lasted approximately 28 hours and an estimated 500,000 gallons of water and fire retardant were used to extinguish the fire.
A subsurface investigation was completed in January 2023 and five groundwater samples were analyzed for PFAS. The highest PFAS results were PFBS at 2,800 ppt (compared to 420 ppt), PFHxS at 18,000 ppt (compared to 51 ppt), PFNA at 530 ppt (compared to 6 ppt), PFOS at 110,000 ppt (compared to 16 ppt), and PFOA at 3,100 ppt (compared to 8 ppt).
Groundwater flow was not determined during the January 2023 subsurface investigation. Deep groundwater is suspected to be to the north, and shallow groundwater flow is suspected to be to the south-southeast. The nearest surface water body is an unnamed drain located on the southeastern portion of the site that flows to the north-northeast towards the Pine Run Creek.
Municipal water is available along North Saginaw Road. Review of drinking water well records by EGLE, DHHS, and local health determined there are water wells surrounding the site. Residential water well sampling is planned for a commercial operation along North Saginaw Road and 23 residences along Tobias and Wilson Roads.
Anticipated activities include drinking water sampling of commercial and residential wells surrounding the site and mitigation of public health risks if identified in drinking water. EGLE, DHHS, and local health will evaluate the water well sampling efforts and results and determine next steps.