EPA collecting samples following paper warehouse fire in Menominee

By Olivia Meyer
Fox News 11
October 15, 2022
Category: Business & Politics
Region: United States, US East

MENOMINEE, Michigan — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided updates regarding the paper pulp mill and warehouse fire in Menominee, Michigan. Measurements for air pollutants are being conducted at 30 locations surrounding the fire, including residences, schools, medical facilities and commercial properties. The EPA has collected 12 outdoor air samples for analysis for volatile organic compounds (VOC), as well as 62 surface water samples from Menominee River and Lake Michigan for analysis for VOCs, semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOC), metals, herbicides and PFAS. Air monitoring and sampling continues. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and local public health agencies are reviewing EPA data for health risks.

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