GLWA Statement: First Round of Test Results Taken as a Result of Detroit Bulk Storage Partial Land Collapse

December 23, 2019

The Great Lakes Water Authority received the results from the first round of water quality testing related to the Detroit Bulk Storage partial land collapse in November. The test results for metals (including Uranium, Thorium, Mercury, and Lead) came back non-detect.

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While there were several metals, such as Aluminum, Barium, Boron and Strontium detected in the source and finished/tap water, they are naturally occurring in our raw water. All levels detected for these metals are below the established regulatory guidelines for drinking water set by the U.S. Environmental Protect Agency (EPA) and the state of Michigan.

GLWA will release the test results for radionuclides as soon as they are available.