Environment & Energy Report

Wastewater From Michigan Auto Parts Maker Far Above Chemical Limit

Sept. 25, 2018, 9:17 PM

A Michigan company that supplies auto parts for Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler, and Toyota Motor Corp. sent wastewater to a treatment plant containing chemicals at more than 2,300 times the state limit.

Howell, Mich.-based Tribar Manufacturing has until Oct. 19 to draft a plan for bringing its discharges of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) back down to the state’s 12 parts per trillion limit.

Wixom, Mich., which issued the Sept. 19 administrative order to Tribar, began investigating after state monitoring showed discharge levels from the treatment plant into Norton Creek were 450 times...

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