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Governor Calls for State Drinking Water Standards

Mar 29, 2019

Given the rising threat of PFAS contamination in the state’s drinking water supply, Governor Gretchen Whitmer called on the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to establish statewide standards. Previously the state had waited on the Federal Government to set standards but given their recent inaction the governor decided to set a state standard in order […]

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Study Finds Low Amounts of PFAS in Tested Water Systems

Mar 01, 2019

Despite mounting concern, according to a report released this week by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), 90% of tested water supplies didn’t have detectable amounts of PFAS. Throughout 2018, the $1.7 million study tested samples from 1,114 public water systems, 461 schools that operate their own wells, and 17 tribal water systems. Of the […]

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PFAS Response Director Named

Mar 01, 2019

This week, Steve Sliver was named executive director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART). He was first assigned to the team in April 2018, serving as the Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) senior representative within the organization. Mr. Silver has worked in state government for 32-years, most recently as the former assistant director […]

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