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Michigan Awarded Grant for PFAS Health Study

Oct 11, 2019

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services was selected as one of seven recipients to receive grant funding to study the health effects of PFAS in drinking water. The $1 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will fund a one-year, multi-site study to investigate the relationship between drinking water contaminated […]

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Governor Whitmer Joins 14 Governors Calling for Federal PFAS Action

Sep 20, 2019

Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined 14 other governors this week to send a bipartisan letter to congress addressing PFAS. The letter encourages the United States Senate and the U.S. House Armed Services Committee to include several key PFAS provisions in the FY2020 National Defense Authorization Act. At current and former military bases across the country, firefighting […]

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Final Report on PFAS in Drinking Water Released

Aug 23, 2019

The first of its kind in the nation, the final report from last year’s $1.7 million study reviewing samples of water supplies has been released. The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) posted the final report, showing the test results from 1,723 communities, schools, childcare providers, and tribal water supplies. Results showed that roughly 90% […]

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State Seeking Public Input on PFAS

Aug 09, 2019

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) is seeking members of the public to join a new Citizens Advisory Workgroup (CAW) to advise the state on its ongoing response to PFAS contamination. In addition, members will represent the concerns of communities negatively impacted by PFAS, will keep the public informed, and will provide input and […]

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Attorneys General Urge Congressional Action on PFAS

Aug 02, 2019

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel joined 20 Attorneys General in sending a letter urging Congress to pass legislation that aids states in addressing the public health threat presented by PFAS. The letter specifically calls for action to help states address and prevent the growing dangers of these chemicals that can contaminate drinking water and groundwater. […]

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Michigan PFAS Response Team Director Testifies Before Congress

Jul 26, 2019

Steve Sliver, executive director of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) testified before congress, calling for additional resources to combat PFAS contamination. During his testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on Environment, he outlined the $50 million effort Michigan has been undertaking to investigate and cleanup PFAS […]

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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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