WEXFORD COUNTY — The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team is expected to update residents near Wexford-Missaukee Career Tech Center on its investigation of PFAS contamination in private drinking water wells near the area’s tech center.
The update is planned for April 6, according to a news release from District Health Department #10. PFAS Action Response Team representatives from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services along with DHD #10 are hosting the virtual community meeting from 6 – 7:30 p.m.
PFAS also known as forever chemicals because they do not break down organically — are Perfluoroalkyl and Polyfluoroalkyl substances and are in a lengthy list of common items like non-stick cookware and clothes as well as firefighting foam and other industrial applications.
To register for and participate in the online meeting, visit the registration website online at bit.ly/3KRNfCj. Pre-registration and providing a name are not required to attend the meeting. Those interested in participating can go to the registration website at the start of the meeting to join.
Individuals without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 636-651-3142 and entering the conference code 374288.
After the presentations, a time is expected to be set aside for attendees to ask questions.
The meeting is expected to be recorded and posted along with materials within a few days and can be viewed online at youtube.com/michiganegle.
For questions about the investigation, contact Kaitlyn Bertram of EGLE, at [email protected] or call 231-429-1256. For questions related to PFAS and health, contact Lisa Fischer of MDHHS, at [email protected],or call 517- 331-2523.
Anyone who needs language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Amy Peterson at 517-420-0083 by March 31 to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation or other assistance.