Broadcasting in our monthly PBS television program, The Catch is a Great Lakes Now series that brings you more news about the lakes you love. Go beyond the headlines with reporters from around the region who cover the lakes and drinking water issues. Find all the work HERE.
This month, The Catch features a story about national regulations on PFAS.
Take a look at proposed nationwide standards on PFAS from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. If implemented, the rules would limit the levels of toxic forever chemicals in drinking water to trace amounts. MLive reporter Garret Ellison has been following the story.
“It’s an important moment in public health in the United States. It’s the first time…the EPA has proposed to regulate a drinking water contaminant in decades,” Garret said.
Catch more news at Great Lakes Now:
Lakes Michigan and Huron join list of lakes with PFAS-tainted smelt
Michigan plastics company forced to probe PFAS contamination, cover costs
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