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Rep. Allor’s resolution provides outline for PFAS cleanup


Lansing- Yesterday, the Michigan House approved a resolution, introduced by State Rep. Sue Allor, to address emerging water contaminants.

In December, the Legislature agreed to allocate $23.2 million to monitoring, testing, and technical assistance at dozens of sites in Michigan where PFAS have been found. Allor said her resolution will provide Michigan PFAS Action Response Team with a designed plan to make sure public tax dollars are put to use in a proper way.

Allor’s resolution looks at a few major points, including the creation of a scientific advisory committee made up of experts from various backgrounds. Another point will look at the EPA’s current drinking water health advisory level set at 70 parts per trillion. Allor also wants a review of information on PFAS and to conduct a non-biased scientific risk assessment to determine the extent of contamination and who is responsible for its presence.