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Hearings on Proposed PFAS Rules Announced

Jan 10, 2020

Throughout January, three public meetings are schedule to allow public input on proposed rules to establish maximum contaminant levels for PFAS in drinking water. The proposed rules will amend the current rules to provide provisions that reduce exposure to seven PFAS compounds in drinking water. The provisions include establishing water standards, sampling requirements, public notification […]

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Clean Water Public Advocate Appointed

Oct 25, 2019

Ninah Sasy has been appointed as the state’s Clean Water Public Advocate by the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy.  Prior to the appointment, she worked as a senior maternal child health strategist with the Department of Health and Human Services. She also brings to the role experience in grant administration, emergency response, and […]

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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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Water Quality Legislation Introduced

Aug 23, 2019

A bipartisan legislative package was introduced this week aimed at improving the testing and reporting of water quality in Michigan. Aspects of the legislation include: Requires periodic testing of water for lead at childcare facilities, colleges and universities, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care facilities The creation of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention and Control […]

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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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Water Infrastructure Conference Announced

Aug 09, 2019

In order to facilitate discussion on the critical water infrastructure needs in the Great Lakes Basin, the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is hosting their first-ever Great Lakes Water Infrastructure Conference next spring. The regional conference will identify the water infrastructure challenges faced by the Great Lakes region and discuss solutions to those […]

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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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Public Awareness Campaign on Water Sampling Rules Announced

Jun 28, 2019

A new public awareness campaign has been launched to increase awareness surrounding new Lead and Copper Rule water quality testing under the Michigan Safe Drinking Water Act. Together, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) will work to implement new water sampling rules, while […]

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