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Both the Senate and Assembly are scheduled to vote on the Republican-authored proposal Tuesday. The GOP controls both houses, making passage all but certain. The bill would go next to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who can sign it into law or veto it.
A University of Illinois analytical chemist found that the chemicals used in non-stick products can stick to microplastic particles in lake water.
According to the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy, efforts to contain the leak at the Electro-Plating Services Inc. site in Madison Heights has cost at least $200,000 over 24 days.
PFAS News Roundup: Public input in Michigan, bans on firefighting foam, legislation won’t pass Senate
Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS – a group of man-made chemicals flagged as a major contaminant in sources of water across the country – in the Great Lakes region and on a national level in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy said an evaluation of the Electro-Plating Services Inc. site will be completed this spring.
What will Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s 2020 look like, with her new role as the chair of the Great Lakes Compact’s council, in addition to handling bottled water legislation and Line 5 lawsuits?
Wayne State University researcher Tracie Baker talked to Great Lakes Now about fish, contaminants and surprising finds in the Detroit River.
Michigan’s Plainfield and Algoma townships reached a tentative settlement with footwear company Wolverine World Wide in a federal lawsuit over contaminated water, officials announced Tuesday.