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Is There a New Water Crisis in Michigan?

by Nadia Kounang | Aug 01, 2018
Article includes comments from Susan Pinney, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health. On Sunday, Michigan's lieutenant governor called a state of emergency for Kalamazoo County due to water contaminated with chemicals at more 20 times the threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It's yet another site on a growing list of those around the state contaminated with the chemicals PFAS or PFOA.

Article includes comments from Susan Pinney, PhD, professor in the Department of Environmental Health at the UC College of Medicine.

On Sunday, Michigan's lieutenant governor called a state of emergency for Kalamazoo County due to water contaminated with chemicals at more 20 times the threshold set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It's yet another site on a growing list of those around the state contaminated with the chemicals PFAS or PFOA.

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