This week, Governor Rick Snyder issued an Executive Directive to develop a readiness plan to manage expedited responses when PFAS contamination is discovered. It also encourages coordination between state and local agencies in response to nationally emerging PFAS contamination. PFAS contamination has been moving to the forefront of environmental issues facing Michigan and Governor Snyder has been working to bring attention and find solutions to the emerging problem. PFAS is a group of man-made chemicals that can be found in items such as cleaning products, fire-fighting foams, polishes, nonstick products, and much more. The chemicals can build up in a body over time and cause health related issues such as cancer and can negatively affect the immune system. The chemicals can get into drinking water and soil, causing further negative effects to people.
Under the directive:
Effective immediately, MPART will coordinate the implementation of the directive.
To read Executive Directive 2018-5, please click here.
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