Torch Lake water tested for contamination

Torch Lake water tested for contamination.
TORCH LAKE — Tests on Torch Lake have revealed contamination on the beach and Lake Linden officials are taking immediate and proper actions.
Ten years ago, low lake levels exposed stamp sands around the water’s edge on Torch Lake.
This launched a clean up of the beach near the stormwater outlet by the EPA, who then conducted more tests.
The first area, we’ve cornered off with fencing.
People are recommended not to go inside that fencing.
It’s not the swimming area, it’s an area of underbrush adjacent to the swimming area,” said Robert Poirier, Lake Linden Village Clerk.
As for the swimming area, village officials are taking immediate action as to what the EPA recommends.
Poirier added, “the EPA, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Western U.P.
Health Department have developed some recommendations as fas as signage and recommended that we put in facilities, such as the hand washing station and the shower to let the public know what the hazards are there.” The signs posted on the beach near Lake Linden Campground are intended to let people know about the hazards pertaining to the sediment, not the water.

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