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MI seeks members for citizen advisory workgroup on PFAS contamination

Submitted by on August 6, 2019 – 12:08 amNo Comment

A new Citizen Advisory Workgroup (CAW) is being formed to advise the state on its ongoing response to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) is seeking members of the public to join the workgroup.

In addition to representing concerns of communities negatively impacted by PFAS and keeping the public informed, the workgroup also will provide input and advice to the PFAS Action Response Team as it continues its mission of identify and mitigating PFAS contamination and protecting the public from exposure risks.

The workgroup’s draft charter and registration form for CAW membership consideration are available at Michigan.gov/PFASresponse.

PFAS compounds are a group of emerging and potentially harmful contaminants used in thousands of applications globally including firefighting foam, food packaging and many other consumer products.