Michigan leads nation in PFAS. It will lead cleanups, too, U.S. reps say

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A report this month found Michigan leads the nation in sites contaminated with toxic chemicals known as PFAS, and the state’s bipartisan delegation in Congress has introduced a flurry of legislation to increase testing.

Whitmer orders Michigan to set PFAS standards, setting up clash with GOP

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has kickstarted efforts to set a statewide standard for PFAS, hazardous chemicals that are increasingly befouling Michigan waters.

New Estimate Finds Less Fresh Groundwater in U.S. Than Previously Assumed

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A new study demonstrates that fresh groundwater, in eastern states as well as those west of the Mississippi, is shallower than previously thought and thus less abundant.

PFAS: What You Need To Know

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Chemical contaminants called PFAS, toxic to humans at minuscule doses, are the tip of the spear for threats to groundwater in Michigan and nationally.

Infographic: Household Wells in the United States

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Thirteen percent of Americans, some 42 million people, use a household well for their water supply.

Michigan's Groundwater Emergency

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Groundwater in Michigan is “compromised and deteriorated.”

Michigan PFAS by the numbers: How much is unsafe?

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Confusion runs rampant about PFAS dangers. The federal government and states can’t agree on how much is unsafe for states. Here’s a primer on what’s known so far.

Drip by Drip, Septic Systems Foul Michigan Waters

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The state relies on backyard sewage treatment more than most.

Fastest-Growing Michigan County Reckons With Groundwater Pollution and Depletion

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Ottawa County leaders recognize the need to act on groundwater.

Thirsty Cities Drill for Water

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When reservoirs drop, cities turn to groundwater.

Water-Stressed Beijing Exhausts Its Options

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After depleting groundwater reserves, China's capital is becoming increasingly reliant on water pumped from the country's flood-prone South.