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Statement From Freshwater Future on the Governor’s PFAS Plan

Posted on December 3, 2019 by

Columbus, Ohio – Today Governor Dewine, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and the Ohio Department of Health rolled out their Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) action plan. PFAS is a water repellent chemical that can be found in such items as teflon pans, carpets, food, fire fighting foam and drinking water. It is known as […]

Freshwater Weekly November 25, 2019

Posted on November 26, 2019 by

November 22, 2019 This week:  Water Infrastructure Investments Payoff + Wisconsin Proposes PFAS Standards + Boat Noise Damages Fish Hearing + Drinking Water Crisis Topic of New Book +Update from Recent News Water Infrastructure Investments Payoff Investing in water infrastructure, such as piping for drinking water and wastewater, as well as stormwater, has high dividends according […]

Freshwater Weekly November 15, 2019

Posted on November 15, 2019 by

November 15, 2019 This week:  Demolition in Detroit Receives Scathing Audit Report +Water Democracy Forum Friday Night at University of Toledo + Lake Levels Swing from Extreme Lows to Record Highs + Flint Teen Water Testing Featured by C.S. Mott Foundation + Wisconsin Wetlands Celebrates 50-years Demolition in Detroit Receives Scathing Audit Report  Improper demolition […]

Flint Teen Water Testing Featured by C.S. Mott Foundation

Posted on November 14, 2019 by

From left to right, Anayla Gray, Marquise Willis, Daryl Sparks and Naijha Friend are shown at a Flint home where they collected water samples.  The Flint teen water testing program collected over 160 water samples in 2018 providing residents trusted information about the quality of their water.  Funding from the C.S. Mott Foundation supported the […]

Freshwater Weekly: November 11, 2019

Posted on November 11, 2019 by

November 7, 2019 This week:  Martin Luther King III Visits Flint and Detroit to Address Water Justice +Pipeline Company Lacks Insurance to Cover Great Lakes Oil Spill+ Ohio Women Leaders Discuss Water + High Lead Levels Found in Canada’s Drinking Wate + Share your thoughts about the health of the Great Lakes with the International […]

Freshwater Weekly: October 25, 2019

Posted on October 25, 2019 by

October 25, 2019 This week:  U.S. EPA Releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3 + Water Affordability Discussed at All About Water Convening + Perch Supply Short in Wisconsin + Surfs Up on the Great Lakes U.S. EPA Releases Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3  Released on Tuesday, the Great Lakes Restoration Action Plan 3 contains federal […]

Freshwater Weekly: October 20, 2019

Posted on October 20, 2019 by

October 18, 2019 This week:  WI Tribe Says No to Lease and Money for Pipeline + Radio Show Highlights Ohio’s Drinking Water Threats + Ontario Marina Installs Waste System that Removes Micro-Plastics Wisconsin Tribe Says No to Lease and Money for Pipeline Awhile ago we shared that the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa sued […]

Freshwater Future Weekly: October 11, 2019

Posted on October 12, 2019 by

October 11, 2019 This week: Great Lakes Loses Advocate Lee Botts at age 91 + Solar Energy Lighting Up Detroit Homes + Students Release Lake Sturgeon Fingerlings to Lake Ontario + No Strategy to Test Animals or Alert the Public Regarding Contaminated Milk Great Lakes Loses Advocate Lee Botts  Lee Botts, a true Great Lakes advocate passed away this […]

Freshwater Weekly: October 3, 2019

Posted on October 4, 2019 by

October 3, 2019 This week: Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie + Oil Pipeline Denied Water Certification + Plastics as Part of Our Geology Worrisome PFAS Levels Found in Drinking Water Supplies from Lake Erie Two municipal drinking water systems in Michigan, Monroe and Frenchtown test results found PFOS at 16 […]

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  • Thank you to Pellston High School students for volunteering with Freshwater Future to address PFAS in drinking wate… https://t.co/It3rPnVnaR
  • Research finds that most water filters do not completely remove Toxic PFAS. Follow the story here, and visit Freshw… https://t.co/K7UqEKfrYW
  • If we’re the ones drinking the water we should be the first to know what’s in it and where we’re getting it from! S… https://t.co/BQ4cXBNSWW
  • Communities are suffering from a lack of clean and affordable water. The #DirtyWaterRule will increase water rates… https://t.co/1Jeku07THp

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