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New storm sewer lines to curb PFAS leaking into the Flint River

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

A pair of storm sewers are being rerouted around Flint’s former Buick Citysite to try and keep PFAS out of the Flint River.

“We have on the site some storm water lines, old ones, that when they’re below the groundwater table, contaminated groundwater can leak into those storm sewers and migrate to the river,” says Grant Trigger. He's the cleanup manager for the former General Motors properties in Michigan. 

Trigger says they’ll spend the next three to four months replacing more than 3,600 feet of storm sewer lines.

Trigger says the old storm sewers will be capped to prevent the spread of PFAS.

Mumbai-based automaker Mahindrahas expressed interest in redeveloping the former Buick Citysite.    

Mahindra and the RACER trust, which oversees the former GM properties, executed a letter of intent last August. 

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Radio since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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