Regarding the Revere Copper and Brass site
Attention Wyandotte Water Customers, click the links above for the water sample test results from our third-party
laboratory taken in response to the possible contamination of our source water the Detroit River from
The Revere Copper site.
Samples were collected on 12/6/2019 and 12/10/2019 from our source water the Detroit River (raw
water), backwash water from the filters and the Plant's tap that is going out to our water system.
Complete metals and Radiological samples were taken and tested at the direction of EGLE and the
USEPA due to the contaminants that were located on the Revere Copper and Brass site, where the
shoreline collapsed sometime between November 24 -27th.
We tested for PCB's and heavy metals such as Cadmium, Lead, Nickel and many others.
Samples results that we have received back for the complete metals to date shows all results to be under
the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations from the EPA.
Wyandotte is still waiting on the results from the samples taken for the Radiological samples which we
understand take considerably more time to test for.
To view EGLE for additional information and test results of the current events visit the link below:
To view EGLE's test results f rom the Revere and Copper spill site clink the link below
https:/ /www.michigan.gov/egle/O.9429.7-135--514480--.00.htm I
No radiation found in soil at Detroit River site of Revere
Copper Soil tests conducted Friday, December 6, 2019 by State of Michigan environmental regulators at the site of the former Revere Copper property on the Detroit River, where a shoreline collapsed, showed no radiation concerns, despite the property’s manufacturing history involving uranium.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) measured roughly 1,000 data points on the property. The results showed radiation levels below naturally occurring radiation levels, which are typically between five and eight microroentgen per hour (Ur/hr), the agency said.
“This affirms to us the level of radiation from the legacy site backs up what was found (previously) — that no radiological material has been swept into the river as part of this incident,” said Nick Assendelft, spokesman for EGLE.
“A number of locations were measured as (EGLE officials) walked the property. They even stuck the Geiger counter and collected soil in the crevices where the soil is washing into the river, so the results cannot be disputed in any way.”
Wyandotte Water will continue to work with EGLE and the US EPA to take all steps and samples necessary to assure that our drinking water continues to be safe to consume.
Water samples continue to be taken in addition to the samples taken on December 5th and December 6th after we were notified of the collapsed shoreline. Sample results will be shared as soon as they are received. Wyandotte Water will continue to monitor this matter, taking all steps necessary to assure Wyandotte’s Water remains safe to drink.
5851 W. Jefferson, Detroit, MI
Wyandotte Water will continue to monitor the situation and will be following the direction of EGLE.
Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) said in a statement Thursday, 12/5/2019, "EGLE is aware that the site was previously used to process uranium and there is no evidence to suggest that there is a current radiological risk. EGLE has no reason to believe PCBs or other contaminants from the site are a hazard to the public or the environment. However, EGLE intends to continue investigating potential impacts as part of its assessment of the incident. On Friday, 12/6/2019, EGLE expects to observe the site by boat and drone flight."