PFAS was detected at 603 Bridge Street as part of a “Baseline Environmental Assessment” completed during the recent sale of the property. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) has informed the Village of Elk Rapids that the PFAS on this site is unlikely to reach Elk Lake in concentrations exceeding surface water criteria. There are no private wells affected and the site has no expected impacts to human health or surface water. As a result EGLE will not be holding a public meeting for this site.
PFAS is an abbreviation for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances which are man-made chemicals used in metal plating and a wide variety of consumer products including fire-suppressing foam, carpets, paints, polishes and waxes. The most studied types of PFAS are perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluoroctanesulfonic acid (PFOS).
Interested residents are encouraged to visit EGLE websites for additional information regarding this site and and PFAS.