Robinson Elementary School notified of high levels of PFAS in the water

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality notified an elementary school in West Michigan of high levels of PFAS in the water.
Robinson Elementary School in Grand Haven was notified on Monday, Oct. 29, that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) levels were above levels deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency.
School leaders restricted access to drinking water in the building and bottled water was provided to the school b the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Emergency Management Division and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
The total PFAS levels in the school were measured at 144 parts per trillion.
The EPA acceptable level is 70 parts per trillion.
A second sample of water at the school was taken by the DEQ and they expect the results from that test on Wednesday, Oct. 31.
All other schools in the Grand Haven Area Public School District were tested and returned results below the EPA acceptable level.
More information about PFAS is available on the Michigan PAS Action Response Team website.

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