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State to test private wells for chemicals


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IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP — The presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the area of the Gogebic Iron County Airport has prompted a second phase of sampling to determine the spread of the toxic chemicals into nearby land, wells and waterways.

Abigail Hendershott, the executive director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART), led a team of experts in a virtual meeting Tuesday to discuss the process with residents. She said an executive order created MPART as a collaboration of seven state departments that has so far coordinated...