Category: PFAS

States Lead the Way in Regulating Certain PFAS Due to Lack of Action at the Federal Level

Posted on November 4, 2020 by

Per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS) can be found just about everywhere these days. Some of the first products that used PFAS were non-stick cookware.  PFAS can now be found in such items as clothes and shoes, carpets, couches, food wrappers, fire fighting foam and so much more. It also is found in our air, soil, […]

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Freshwater Weekly: July 13, 2020

Posted on July 13, 2020 by

July 10, 2020 This week: Legislation to Address Water Access Focus of All About Water Webinars + Governor Whitmer Extends Water Reconnection To Year’s End   + Great Lake Water Temperatures Spike Due to Heat + Michigan Airports Receive $2.5 Million In Grants For PFAS Testing + Wastewater Can Show Early Detection of COVID-19 Outbreaks […]

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Freshwater Weekly: May 18, 2020

Posted on May 18, 2020 by

May 8, 2020 This week: Trump Administration Sued By States Over Rollbacks On Water Protection + Pipeline Permit Stalled + Illinois Sues Hilco After Implosion In Little Village + Transboundary Plants – Emitting Pollution And Causing Cancer + PFAS Virtual Town Hall for Pellston, Michigan Trump Administration Sued By States Over Rollbacks On Water Protection […]

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Freshwater Weekly: April 27, 2020

Posted on April 27, 2020 by

April 24, 2020 This week: Gov. Whitmer’s Water Service Restoration Order Reports Are Available Online + Weak EPA Means More Water Pollution + Environmental Group Finds Elevated PFAS Levels In Creek Sediments + 10-Years Later, Still No Cleanup Plan at Air Force Base + Ignoring COVID-19, Enbridge Wants to Move Forward With Line 5 + […]

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Freshwater Future Weekly: April 21, 2020

Posted on April 21, 2020 by

April 17, 2020 This week: Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis + Vermont Finds PFAS In Groundwater Due To Fertilizer Treatment + Developer Implodes Coal Plant Smoke Stack, Covering Little Village in Dust + Port Huron Upgrades Sewer System Congress Introduces Federal Ban on Water Shutoffs During COVID—19 Crisis Numerous municipalities […]

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Freshwater Weekly: March 13, 2020

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March 13, 2020 Visits with Federal Representatives Highlight Water Issues + Detroit to Restore Water Service to Aid in Coronavirus Prevention + Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron and Erie Set Water Level Records in February + POSTPONED–Flint Community Water Lab Grand Opening + Pellston, Michigan Students Help Discover PFAS in Homes Visits with Federal Representatives Highlight […]

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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 […]

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