PFAS in the Headlines

Explore the map of recent news stories about this family of industrial chemicals that is drawing increasing concern.

PFAS in the Headlines
March 20, 2019 Sandra Svoboda

How this family of industrial chemicals has contaminated water supplies is a worldwide story.

Great Lakes Now collected headlines from dozens of newspapers, television stations and public radio outlets to help you explore the story of PFAS chemicals in other communities.

Zoom in on the map to see coverage from a particular community. You can learn how governmental agencies and politicians are responding, what research is being done, and how people’s lives are affected under each pointer on the map.

And if you have a question about PFAS you’d like Great Lakes Now to answer, click HERE and send it to us.


More PFAS Coverage

Superfund Sites: New Detroit River site added for threats of PCB, metal, cyanide contamination
- by Gary Wilson

The former McLouth Steel Corporation site in Trenton, Michigan, was added to the Superfund list in May because of its risk to the Detroit River.

Watch Now: “The Forever Chemicals” documentary panel discussion
- by GLNeditor

Great Lakes Now Program Manager Sandra Svoboda, and MLive environmental reporter, Garret Ellison host a panel discussion on PFAS.

Wolverine’s Statement
- by Sandra Svoboda

A 2010 photo of demolition at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery in Rockford, Mich. The U.S.…

Paying for PFAS: Great Lakes states grapple with costs of clean up
- by Gary Wilson

For some Great Lakes governors, the emerging issue of a family of chemicals known as PFAS – per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — is coming at a time when they are making arguments to raise taxes to fund other statewide needs.

Ask the Great Lakes Now Team Your PFAS Question
- by Sandra Svoboda

PFAS*: the acronym for industrial chemicals that are contaminating Michigan water and showing up in people’s blood. Have you heard of them? Do you have a question about them and how they relate to your health, safety or water supply?


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