This is the official website for the Pine River Superfund Citizen Task Force (PRSCTF), simply called Task Force on this site. We are a non-profit organization established in 1998 to provide advice to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its effort to remediate three U.S. Superfund sites in the Pine River Watershed in the middle of Michigan’s lower peninsula. At the time of our incorporation we made the decision not to become solely focused on one site of the three Superfund sites or even on Superfund issues themselves, but to try to achieve restoration of the regions environmental health and confront human health issues arising from the region’s contamination.
Purpose of this Website: This website exists for two reasons:
FIRST: To provide a central location for information to inform the public of the environmental and human health remediation work in the region and the lessons we need to learn from or experiences; and
SECOND: To invite people, especially youth and young adults, and anyone of any age not previously involved with our work to join with u and support us.
We always need and welcome new questions and new volunteers. We hope information on this site provides sufficient information to help get you involved. The Structure of the Website is as follows:
Welcome – Has a general overview of our geographical location, a summary of the public and private institutions that relate to our work, information on the colleges and universities with which we have worked and from which we receive help, and the regional media.
About – Specifies the two broad categories of our ‘Mission,’ identifies our membership and
leadership, including our by-laws and contains minutes of our monthly meetings and monthly financial reports and general descriptions of our sources of funds. It concludes with a summary of the two broad categories of our work: protecting human health and protecting the environment. This tab concludes with a summary of the laws that broadly apply to our work.
Our Work: Provides an overview of the communities in which we work, our partners in higher education and in the effort to assess human health consequences of exposures to the region’s contaminants and an orientation to the public agencies, private businesses and media with which we work.
Time Line – following a chronological approach, this tab allows you to review key events, with some links to documents and images, that relate to related to those events.
Resources – Has three sub-tabs with collections of document texts, images (photos and videos) and an extensive bibliography of publications related to our work (some of which are digitized).
Get Involved – Provides contact information if you want to get involved, have specific questions or if you need help. It has information on our monthly public meetings (currently conducted on Zoom, but normally in person) and information about getting involved in the PBB exposure health studies.
Press Room – Contains texts of recent news stories about our work and contact information for press questions.
Store – We always are selling T-shirts and may also include here registrations for events where we need funds, such as paying for food or supplies. We also have membership registration forms ($5 / year for individuals AND FAMILIES).