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  • Michigan hires private lawyers also pushing opioid cases for PFAS lawsuit

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    23 Oct 2019 | Legal Newsline

    Fields PLLC of Washington, D.C. will head Michigan’s PFAS case. Previously, Richard Fields found major success in asbestos and breast implant litigation by taking on the insurance companies that issued policies to the corporate defendants.

  • EPA still plans to introduce PFAS limits for drinking water by year-end

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    22 Oct 2019 | mlive

    Federal officials said during a visit to Michigan that they are on track to meet a year-end deadline to propose regulatory standards for PFAS in drinking water.

  • Here’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new PFAS water rules mean for Michigan

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    16 Oct 2019 | Bridge Michigan

    Michigan has taken a major step toward regulating dangerous PFAS chemicals in drinking water supplies. The final rule could be adopted by April 2020, but it must first clear an administrative review that includes consideration by the Environmental Rules Review Committee, a controversial panel that GOP lawmakers created last year to check the governor’s power.

  • America’s dairyland may Have a PFAS problem

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    11 Oct 2019 | NRDC

    The toxic chemicals have been showing up in milk around the country. Anna Reade, an NRDC staff scientist specializing in toxic chemicals, suggests that state agencies test sludge before it’s spread on fields and milk before it goes to market. Then officials could see where the highest PFAS concentrations are coming from.

  • Michigan House of Reps passes AFFF bills

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    5 Oct 2019 | Alpena News

    A package of three bills that would keep better tabs on the amount of hazardous firefighting foam used in the state was passed in the state House and is headed to the Senate.

  • Michigan steps closer to PFAS standards for drinking water

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    28 Sep 2019 | Traverse City Record Eagle

    The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team unanimously voted to draft rules founded on the health-based values recommended by a science advisory work group.

  • What toxicologist says parents should know about PFAS exposure

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    9 Sep 2019 | MLive

    Jamie DeWitt, a pharmacology and toxicology professor at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine, provides practical information relating to PFAS contamination.

  • At Michigan schools, urgent PFAS response no guarantee

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    5 Sep 2019 | MLive

    The state tested about 1,380 public water systems and 460 schools, daycares and Head Start centers on well water. However the State currently lacks authority to force schools to take any measures.

  • Michigan gets $4M to learn how much PFAS is in your blood

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    4 Sep 2019 | MLive

    The first initiative, called the Michigan Chemical Exposure Monitoring program (MiChEM), will indicate the human blood levels of PFAS..., PCBs, certain pesticides and heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and lead. A second portion of the grant will be used for more targeted testing: Checking firefighters for how much PFAS is in their blood....New York and New Jersey also will be gathering statewide PFAS data.

  • Michigan publishes first statewide study of PFAS in water supply

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    17 Aug 2019 | WJMN

    Samples [were collected] from 1,723 public water systems statewide, such as community water supplies, schools on their own well, child care providers on their own well, and tribal water systems. 14 different PFAS compounds [were tested]. PFAS levels between 10 and 70 ppt were detected in roughly 3 percent of systems tested.

  • State seeks citizens to join PFAS workgroup in Michigan

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    5 Aug 2019 | Michigan Radio

    State officials are seeking members for a citizen advisory workgroup to advise the state on chemical contamination.

  • Michigan: PFAS & biosolids

    Policy

    5 Aug 2019

    Information on the first case of PFAS biosolids contamination in Michigan and their Industrial Pretreatment Program's guidance.

  • Murky waters: North Carolina residents unaware of possible water contamination

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    3 Aug 2019 | N.C. Health News

    “Nobody has ever made the motion, nobody has ever pled for public disclosure and the emphasis has always been on the fact that we meet state regulations” Perry, the town’s mayor.

  • Michigan is tiptoeing around PFAS in dairy agriculture

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    30 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Michigan punted on testing an Allegan County dairy farm because it worried about killing the farmer’s business.

  • Michigan may become 1st state to regulate GenX chemicals

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    29 Jul 2019 | MLive

    Michigan’s efforts to advance PFAS regulation broadened this summer when it added a newer form of the toxic chemical family to its drinking water scrutiny. The move comes as the state expects this year to start receiving laboratory test results that will show whether that chemical, known as GenX, is…

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