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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

PFAS News Roundup: EPA approved PFAS use for fracking, $20M for Ontario airport cleanup, PFAS Action Act set for House vote
- by Noah Bock

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

Dealing with the soup of chemicals that can get into your drinking water
- by Michigan Radio

Chemicals in water can mix. That’s where dealing with pollutants really falls short.

PFAS News Roundup: Biden talks PFAS in Wisconsin, watchdog asks Pentagon for future expenses, PFAS Action Act clears committee
- by Noah Bock

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

Homes on tainted wells near Michigan airport will get city water
- by The Associated Press

Forty homes near the airport have levels of PFAS above state drinking water standards, and another 222 had some detection of the chemicals.

Foam containing ‘forever chemicals’ used against Illinois plant fire
- by The Associated Press

Outside experts told the AP it would be difficult to prevent at least some of the material from seeping into groundwater.

PFAS News Roundup: PFAS in bottled water and makeup, “Filthy Fifty” list generated, corporations drop toxic packaging
- by Noah Bock

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

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