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Gov. Rick Snyder frequently touts Michigan as a national leader in responding to the rapidly emerging problem of PFAS contamination.

In some ways, he is correct. Michigan has been proactive in requiring testing of public utilities to find the persistent per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances. He created the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team to explore the issue and help agencies coordinate.

While significant, it is not enough.

Michigan must act to protect drinking water from PFAS

New Jersey, New Hampshire and California have all taken significant steps to protect their drinking water in the face of inaction by the federal government.


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