Air Force begins sampling groundwater wells at Oscoda PFAS site

BY: - July 21, 2021

Oscoda residents had a chance to ask questions and hear updates from state officials Tuesday on how the U.S. Air Force’s cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is coming along at the decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The base was found to have significant PFAS groundwater contamination more than a decade ago. The U.S. […]

Community leaders launch coalition to fight PFAS contamination

BY: - July 16, 2021

The Great Lakes PFAS Action Network, a group of community members impacted by the toxic chemical PFAS, are unifying to promote action on PFAS contamination.  The Thursday press conference was led by community members who provided government officials and polluters with best practices to deal with PFAS. The community leaders also presented the coalition’s vision […]

Whitmer invokes federal law to hold military site cleanups to highest PFAS standards

BY: - April 1, 2021

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Wednesday that she is invoking a federal law to ensure the U.S. Air Force uses the strictest PFAS standards possible while cleaning up a contaminated air force base in northern Michigan, as well as all other contamination sites in the state caused by military activities. The Air Force began releasing its […]

Dingell slams Trump EPA chief for PFAS standard inaction

BY: and - February 27, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Dearborn) assailed President Donald Trump’s U.S. EPA chief on Thursday over the agency’s failure to set a national drinking water standard for harmful contaminants known as PFAS.  The Michigan lawmaker, who took office in 2015, said she’s been promised since she arrived in Congress that a national standard for […]

Facing ‘grassroots demand’ back home, Michigan lawmakers wage war on PFAS

BY: - November 21, 2019

WASHINGTON — Michigan lawmakers are fueling a bipartisan congressional campaign to crack down on a widespread class of chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems. “The momentum is growing for PFAS legislation,” U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) told the Michigan Advance in an interview on Capitol Hill this week.  He also participated in a […]

DOD data show 4 more Michigan military PFAS sites

BY: - September 17, 2019

The number of identified U.S. military installations with PFAS-contaminated drinking water has increased — and four affected sites are in Michigan, according to Department of Defense (DOD) data obtained by nonprofit activist organization Environmental Working Group (EWG).   PFAS, or long-lasting per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a growing cause for concern because of their adverse health […]