Michigan Making Progress on Rules for PFAS in Drinking Water

Michigan is making progress on rules for PFAS in drinking water and the U.S. Senate passed a measure on PFAS Thursday.

Exposure to PFAS chemicals has been linked to cancer and other diseases.

Thursday, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team came out with proposed health based limits for seven PFAS chemicals in drinking water.

In some cases, the levels are the most stringent in the nation.

EGLE, formerly the DEQ, will now hold public hearings on the standards before anything is set.

Meanwhile, Senator Debbie Stabenow announced Thursday that her legislation addressing PFAS contamination passed the Senate as part of the National Defense Authorization Act.

It requires the EPA to set a national drinking water standard for PFAS and authorizes an additional $100 million to help small communities address PFAS contamination.

It now goes to the house for a vote.