Lawmakers, environmental activist introduce PFAS Action Act
By 13 ON YOUR SIDE Staff | ABC News | April 13, 2021
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"U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) introduced legislation that aims to protect people and the environment from chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
“PFAS contamination represents a clear and present danger to Michigan families,” said Upton.
The act has a national drinking water standard for select PFAS chemicals, designates as hazardous to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to clean up contaminated sites in Michigan and across the country, as well as list under the Clean Water Act, limits industrial discharges, and provides $200 million annually to assist water utilities and wastewater treatment.
“Let’s be very clear, PFAS is an urgent public health and environmental threat. And the number of contamination sites nationwide is growing at an alarming rate, including our military bases,” said Dingell."
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