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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.

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More PFAS Coverage

‘The middle of a massive contamination’: Residents of Wisconsin region struggle with aftereffects of dangerous ‘forever chemicals’

Four years after a facility disclosed water contamination in the surrounding community, residents and locals deal with the impact of PFAS.

Federal Agencies Plan to Investigate Links between PFAS Exposure and Viral Illness
- by Circle of Blue

Two federal health agencies are planning to investigate potential links between exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals and susceptibility to viral illnesses like COVID-19.

PFAS News Roundup: Michigan governor invokes defense bill, high levels in Minnesota landfills, business lobby sues Wisconsin DNR
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

Pollution concerns lead to bottled water for French Island
- by The Associated Press

The Wisconsin DNR said that the state will provide free bottled water to about 4,300 residents of French Island in La Crosse County due to concerns about groundwater pollution from PFAS.

Wisconsin Legislature moves to kill limits on PFAS, protect conversion therapy
- by The Associated Press

Senate Republicans placed in committee a bill blocking a Department of Natural Resources rule designed to fight pollution from PFAS.

PFAS News Roundup: Indiana introduces PFAS bills, Michigan citizens unhappy about 8-month disclosure delay
- by Natasha Blakely

Catch the latest updates on what’s happening with PFAS in Great Lakes Now’s biweekly headline roundup.

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