According to the EPA and as heard with our friends at Linc Up, there is a section of the Southeast side of Grand Rapids that has been tested and confirmed for levels of contaminates in the groundwater. It originates between four and five decades ago before regulations restricted the dumping of chemicals used by dry cleaners.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The EPA stresses, "we have not identified a threat to drinking water. City water is not contaminated (the City gets drinking water from Lake Michigan), and we have not identified any properties that use well water for drinking water," according to an email sent to me by Elizabeth Nightingale of the EPA.

If you are in the area of Madison and Hall street please allow the EPA to test your home for these contaminates . If you haven't been visited and would like to be proactive please call the office of Elizabeth Nightingale at 734-692-7665 or email nightingale.elizabeth@epa.gov.

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