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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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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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