Michigan residents head to Lansing for 'PFAS Action Day'

(WWMT/MGN Online)

LANSING, Mich. - Michigan residents and lobbying groups will be in Lansing Tuesday, demanding action on PFAS and other contaminated water sources in the state.

Advocates plan to ask lawmakers to pass a handful of bills that would help protect people from PFAS.

There are four bills in Lansing right now that could be voted on, and the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (LCV) is pushing for lawmakers to pass them now.

The LCV is calling Tuesday a "PFAS Action Day" and will be at the capitol in Lansing with residents who have been affected by PFAS.

One of the bills they are asking lawmakers to pass would create the toughest PFAS drinking water standard in the country.

They are also pushing for two bills that would improve the requirements for the PFAS-laden firefighting foam used at military bases all over the state.

The fourth bill would require the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to establish a comprehensive plan for PFAS clean up.

Last month, Newschannel 3 spoke with U.S. Senator Gary Peters, who called on both the state and federal governments to protect residents from PFAS.

"The more we learn about it, the better informed we are, the quicker we can act and this may lead to federal legislation but hopefully also lead to action by the state of Michigan,” said Sen. Peters.

The PFAS Action Day begins at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the house office building in Lansing.

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