07/03/2020- Two airports in our region of the UP will see state aid to test for the presence of PFAS. The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team announced it has awarded approximately $2.5 million in grant funding to municipal airport operators to support monitoring and testing for PFAS. Included are Delta County Airport, who will receive more than $235000, and Ford/Dickinson County Airport, who was granted $250000. The grant recipients were current or former Part 139 commercial service airports in Michigan that have used or are suspected to have used Class B AFFF firefighting foam to comply with FAA requirements. Michigan Department of Transportation is overseeing the grant program and Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is providing technical assistance.
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