PFAS + Genesee County

PFAS + Genesee County

As a Genesee County resident, you and the 406,770 people living in your community need to stay informed about the threat posed by toxic PFAS contamination.

A quick look at the numbers in Genesee County:

  • There are 15 sites contaminated with toxic PFAS.
  • 16% of residents are over the age of 65, and their health can be aggravated by PFAS contamination.
  • 5.7% are children, who are especially vulnerable to PFAS.

To combat the harmful effects of PFAS, we must:

  • Raise funds to clean up the Forest Waste Superfund Site, Pollard Landfill, Richfield Landfill, and Lockhart Chemical Company.
  • Raise awareness of PFAS contamination in Genesee County waterways, and conduct local events to educate boaters and swimmers of the risks associated with PFAS.
  • Recruit volunteers in key communities such as Flint and Davison to get the word out about this risk to our community.
  • Raise funds to continue testing important water sources like Loon Lake and Pine Lake.
  • Raise awareness of potential PFAS contamination in Genesee County waterways.

Join the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network and share your story.

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People Working for a Better Genesee County

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Sandy Wynn-Stelt
Sandy Wynn-Stelt
Co-Chair of GLPAN
Tony Spaniola
Tony Spaniola
Co-Chair of GLPAN
Cathy Wusterbarth
Cathy Wusterbarth
Community Leader
Salah Ali
Salah Ali
Community Leader

GLPAN's Community Action Mini-Grants Program

Through our Community Action PFAS Funding Opportunity the Great Lakes PFAS Action Network (GLPAN) distributed funds to impacted community-driven PFAS projects across the Great Lakes.

Monitoring PFAS in Air Quality:

Community members in Flint will partner with the Ecology Center to identify sources of PFAS chemicals in urban air. Because rain carries contaminants from the air, the team will collect rainwater in buckets. The results will be shared with community members and the state of Michigan through educational presentations.

Contact: Salah Ali, salah.GLPAN@gmail.com, GLPAN Community Leader