PFAS in Albion & Our Michigan Neighbors

May 9, 2019 Albion, MI (AMN) – It wasn’t too long ago Albion was going to release details, a presentation and a report on PFAS in our area. That update has magically been swept under the rug & that rug buried in the local soil and never discussed since January. The MSU policy group met to discuss the status of PFAS in Michigan as a whole. Recent guideline updates put Albion well above the danger zone. PFAS in areas of Michigan has measured twenty times the recommended levels. The public forum was sponsored by MSU’s Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, a unit within the College of Social Science. In order to remove PFAS from water systems many technologies can be used. Certain technologies have been found to remove PFAS from drinking water, especially Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), which are the most studied of these chemicals. Activated carbon adsorption, ion exchange resins, high-pressure membranes, and reverse osmosis are the known methods of choice. This however does not remove 100% of PFAS in water. AMN reached out to local officials in the past and will be reaching out again for an update on local PFAS. Albion needs to be sure our water is safe for all residents. We look forward to a long overdue detailed update from City officials.

A screenshot of an interactive map done by the Environmental Working Group and the Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute, at Northeastern University, documents publicly known pollution from PFAS chemicals nationwide.  

-Albion Michigan News