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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #45 on: September 19, 2018, 02:41:25 PM »

I had 2 of my wells tested yesterday. I'll post the results when I get them.

Could they do those tests at the health department or do they have to send them to the state lab or a private lab.

Are you talking wells in Monroe County or up at Grayling?

We drove by your place on Lake Margrethe.  Are all those 'humps in the front of some of the places with smaller lots their seepage beds?  Seemed like too many of them with the humps to just be for landscaping.
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« Reply #46 on: September 19, 2018, 07:23:01 PM »

Humps are seepage beds. My bed still functions but if it ever goes bad I will be forced to put one of those in. Yes I'm testing the wells in Grayling. I assume they send them to a state lab because most health Dept labs aren't set up to find parts per trillion.
Interesting article at Mlive about using drones over the lake.
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/mdeq-to-launch-drone-over-lake-margrethe-to-help-search-for-pfas


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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #47 on: September 19, 2018, 07:37:33 PM »

Humps are seepage beds. My bed still functions but if it ever goes bad I will be forced to put one of those in. Yes I'm testing the wells in Grayling. I assume they send them to a state lab because most health Dept labs aren't set up to find parts per trillion.
Interesting article at Mlive about using drones over the lake.
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/mdeq-to-launch-drone-over-lake-margrethe-to-help-search-for-pfas


I had seen the article earlier on my phone but hadn't had a chance to read it yet.  I'm way behind!!!

How deep are your wells?
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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #48 on: September 19, 2018, 08:35:04 PM »

Humps are seepage beds. My bed still functions but if it ever goes bad I will be forced to put one of those in. Yes I'm testing the wells in Grayling. I assume they send them to a state lab because most health Dept labs aren't set up to find parts per trillion.
Interesting article at Mlive about using drones over the lake.
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/mdeq-to-launch-drone-over-lake-margrethe-to-help-search-for-pfas


Always called them 'engineered fields'.  They get used out here when the ground won't perk.  You have an above ground 'seepage bed' with a lift station to put the sewage from the septic tank into the filter bed.  Not cheap either.  Remind me of a Hostess Twinkie covered with grass.
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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2018, 06:56:50 AM »

Humps are seepage beds. My bed still functions but if it ever goes bad I will be forced to put one of those in. Yes I'm testing the wells in Grayling. I assume they send them to a state lab because most health Dept labs aren't set up to find parts per trillion.
Interesting article at Mlive about using drones over the lake.
http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/mdeq-to-launch-drone-over-lake-margrethe-to-help-search-for-pfas


Here's a map of the known incidents from the article above:

https://html1-f.scribdassets.com/8p9b5f7oow6kncr8/images/1-84db1767ec.png

I tried to post it directly but only the underlying map shows up. 
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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #50 on: September 24, 2018, 05:50:22 PM »

Starting to look like the PFAs are going to surpass the PBBs and the PCBs and a lot of other contaminants out there?

https://articles.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/astronomical_pfas_contaminatio.amp
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Re: PFAs are poisoning our water
« Reply #51 on: October 19, 2018, 02:56:10 PM »

The MDNR just issued a 'do not eat' advisory for any deer taken in the areas surrounding Wurtsmith military base because they found high levels on toxic chemicals in a deer there.
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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2018, 02:58:30 PM »

Between CWD and now this, I see a serious decline in sport hunting in this state in the upcoming years.  It could literally kill (no pun intended) the sport hunting industry in this state.  The DNR also reported a confirmed case of CWD ijn the upper as well.
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