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Michigan Enacts Industry-Opposed Fluorinated Chemical Rules

July 22, 2020, 10:30 PM

Some of the nation’s strictest drinking water rules for seven fluorinated chemicals quietly became law in Michigan on Wednesday when a Republican-controlled legislative committee declined to act on industry concerns over the regulations.

Environmental regulators in Michigan, the first to conduct a statewide sample of drinking water systems for several per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), submitted the proposed drinking water standards to the state’s Republican-controlled joint legislative council months ago.

The Michigan Environmental Rules Review Committee in February approved proposed drinking water standards for seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) known as GenX, PFBS, PFHxS, PfHxA, PFNA, PFOS, and PFOA. ...

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