Bill would set PFAS standard in Michigan
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Legislation proposed by a state representative from Grand Rapids would set Michigan’s standard for PFAS-related chemicals in drinking water far below the federal advisory limit.
State Rep. Winnie Brinks, D-Grand Rapids, has proposed setting the state standard at 5 parts per trillion.
The Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory limit for PFAS is 70 ppt.
It has also been found at several other sites in the state.
>>Inside woodtv.com: Complete coverage of the toxic tap water investigation Brinks’ bill, House Bill 5375, was introduced Wednesday and referred to the Committee on Natural Resources.
“The state has an obligation to protect public health, and that includes making sure that our drinking water is clean.
Brinks, who does not represent the Kent County affected areas, previously called for a House Oversight Committee hearing on the Wolverine contamination; there has not been word on whether that will actually happen.
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