Bliss Twp. Residents Question Confidential Testing Well

People in Bliss Twp. are concerned about a new project off of Valley Rd. in Emmet County. They are looking for answers on what is going on, but the DEQ deemed the project confidential. 

The DEQ says it’s not oil or gas fracking, but the project site is permitted as a mineral test well.
But no other information is accessible.

 The confidentiality alone, is a concern for some. Residents are worried what company is hauling machinery to the property, and what they are searching for there.

Environmental groups say its hard to speculate what the unknown company is searching for, but there are a lot of different things that it could be other than oil and gas. 

 In the meantime, if people are concerned about water quality, even though they do not know what this project is, they can protect themselves with a test for safe measure.

Freshwater Future does water testing, and it’s good to have a base line test done.

9&10’s Alyssa Gambla and photojournalist Erin Malone have more details.