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444 East South Street (Jackson, Jackson County)

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

EGLE site lead

Zach McCurley,, 517-290-9074


The property at 444 East South Street was originally developed for industrial use in the mid-1940s by a drain contractor and continued use as a plating company from 1950 through 1970, followed by a machine shop from 1978 to circa 2002. The property is currently used to store powder coating material and vibratory finishing products.

Based on the previous history and former investigations, EGLE began investigating this site for PFAS and other constituents. The highest PFAS result exceeded criteria for PFOS with a concentration of 21 ppt (compared to 16 ppt). Groundwater flow direction appears to be to the northeast locally. There are no immediate waterbodies however, the Grand River is downgradient of the site.

Drinking water information

EGLE, DHHS, and local health identified one residential well directly south of the site. The property owner was contacted and indicated they are connected to city water. There are no additional residential drinking water wells in the area. EGLE, DHHS, and local health are evaluating other drinking water sources in the area to determine if they need to be sampled.

Anticipated activities

EGLE will continue site analysis and monitoring to delineate the plume.