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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.

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

PFAS News Roundup: Huron River contamination levels drop, New York PFAS cleanup could be delayed
- by Natasha Blakely

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

PFAS News Roundup: Landfills, Wisconsin action plan, AGs urge congress to be tough on PFAS
- by Natasha Blakely

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

Michigan PFAS activist has cancer, says she’s not surprised
- by The Associated Press

Sandy Wynn-Stelt was in Great Lakes Now’s documentary on PFAS, “The Forever Chemicals.”

Explainer: Who regulates U.S. drinking water, and how?
- by Circle of Blue

Federal, state and local governments all have a hand in protecting public water systems and private wells from contamination.

Michigan governor releases $500 million water infrastructure plan
- by The Associated Press

The initiative, dubbed MI Clean Water, calls for creating a pot of money from which local governments could apply for grants or loans to improve their water treatment systems.

Citizen Excellence: Sandy Wynn-Stelt receives EPA award for efforts to combat PFAS
- by Natasha Blakely

Wynn-Stelt is featured in Great Lakes Now’s documentary, “The Forever Chemicals.”

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