Crowd Gathers in Grayling For Update on Water Contamination
Crowds of concerned people are gathering again Monday night, months after the Michigan National Guard discovered chemicals seeping into their well water.
Earlier this year, potentially hazardous chemicals known as PFAs were discovered in dozens of wells near the Grayling Army Airfield.
The National Guard and other agencies have since held several town hall meetings to keep everyone updated on the investigation.
The Grayling High School cafeteria is buzzing with questions already.
Homeowners who have had their well water tested are speaking with representatives from several state agencies, hoping to get answers.
At September’s meeting, the National Guard, along with the DEQ, district health department, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services among others, told us they had tested around 200 wells for PFAs, a chemical linked to liver and thyroid problems.
Out of those, four had concerning levels of the chemical, while 80 others had trace amounts.
Major General Greg Vadnais says as the testing continues, so does the work to fix this problem.
The health department is offering water filters to those whose water is contaminated with PFAs comments