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.
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.