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  • 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…

  • Wisconsin DNR asks sewage treatment plants to test for PFAS

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    23 Jul 2019 | Kenosha News

    In an effort to understand how and where PFAS find their way into drinking water, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is asking 125 wastewater treatment plants to begin sampling for PFAS.

  • Federal PFAS hearing to focus on ‘widespread industrial contamination’

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    22 Jul 2019 | MLive

    PFAS pollution across a 25-square mile swath of West Michigan traced to Wolverine World Wide’s manufacturing over decades raises questions of federal policy, state action and corporate responsibility… Sandy Wynn-Stelt’s home is just yards from a former Wolverine dump that is poisoning her water. Her blood tested at 750 times the…

  • N.H. approves unprecedented limits for PFAS chemicals in drinking water

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    19 Jul 2019 | NHPR

    New Hampshire adopted the country’s most sweeping limits for PFAS chemical contamination in drinking water. It makes New Hampshire the first state to require local water systems, landfills and wastewater plants to routinely test and treat for four chemicals classified as PFAS.

  • What’s Next, Now That N.H. Officials Have Proposed Among The Strictest PFAS Limits In The Country?

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    15 Jul 2019 | The Exchange (NHPR)

    After intense pressure from community activists, New Hampshire officials have proposed some of the lowest PFAS limits in the country. Find out what's in store now, in terms of testing, following the health effects of these chemicals, and more.

  • New York proposes new drinking water standards for 3 chemicals

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    9 Jul 2019 | Newsday

    The state Department of Health recommended new drinking water standards for three chemicals... the first time in nearly 20 years new contaminants would be regulated in New York. The proposed limit for 1,4-dioxane of 1 ppb would be a first in the nation... PFOS and PFOA each would be limited to 10 ppt...

  • New York to set limits for industrial chemicals in water

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    8 Jul 2019 | Associated Press

    Health Commissioner Howard Zucker has accepted the New York State Drinking Water Quality Council’s recommendations for limits of 10 parts per trillion for PFOA and PFOS in drinking water...

  • New York: The Nation's Most Protective MCLs for PFOA/PFOS Accepted

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    8 Jul 2019

    New York's Health Commissioner has accepted the Drinking Water Quality Council's recommendation to adopt MCLs of 10 ppt for PFOA and 10 ppt for PFOS. These levels are the lowest in the nation. Once adopted, the Environmental Facilities Corporation and the Department of Environmental Conservation will closely coordinate with the Department of Health to help fund and remediate water systems that test above the new maximum contaminant levels.

  • Michigan proposes strong, yet incomplete PFAS protections

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    1 Jul 2019 | NRDC Expert Blog

    Michigan is proposing some of the most health-protective standards in the nation for several PFAS—yet could be missing out on the opportunity to protect its citizens in the long-term. Michigan has performed the most comprehensive PFAS monitoring in the nation, and the state has begun taking steps to protect it citizens from the health risk these dangerous ‘forever’ chemicals pose. Among the monitoring results, it was discovered that over 100 of their public water systems are contaminated with PFAS—affecting approximately 1.5 million of its citizens…

  • Senate vote requires military, EPA to deal with harmful 'forever chemicals'

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    27 Jun 2019 | The Hill

    The Senate passed the 2020 Defense Spending Bill including a bipartisan amendment that would commission the U.S. Geological Survey to track PFAS contamination nationwide and require public utilities to test drinking water for PFAS. The House is expected to vote on this legislation in July.

  • New Hampshire: Updated PFAS MCLs

    Policy

    27 Jun 2019

    New Hampshire announced updated, lower PFAS MCLs.

  • Michigan eyes toughest limits for some PFAS in drinking water

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    25 Jun 2019 | MLive

    “LANSING, MI — Michigan could have some of the nation’s toughest drinking water limits for toxic fluorochemicals called PFAS if goals proposed by a state scientific workgroup survive the environmental rulemaking process unchanged and become law. On Thursday, June 27, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) received “health-based values” for seven separate PFAS compounds from an advisory panel tasked with recommending regulatory limits for the chemicals in public water supplies…

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