Michigan is cracking down on PFAS in wastewater plants

March 21, 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants sewage plants that treat industrial wastewater​ to find out which customers are the biggest polluters.
LANSING, MI -- Michigan regulators are cracking down on municipal sewage plants in a bid to curb the amount of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances called PFAS or PFCs passing through wastewater facilities into landfills and waterways that feed the Great Lakes.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality wants sewage plants that treat industrial wastewater to find out which customers are using the robust class of toxic fluorochemicals that are polluting drinking water supplies around the state.

Each of the 70-some plants around Michigan treating industrial wastewater have until late June to find PFAS users among their customer base and develop a plan to monitor for the chemicals before submitting a final report in October. Read more at Mlive

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