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“EAST LANSING, MI — Federal defense, health and environmental officials are coming to Michigan to testify about efforts to address toxic PFAS contamination.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., will hear testimony from the Department of Defense (DOD), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) during a Monday, Aug. 1 field hearing at Michigan State University.
The hearing will also feature regulators from the state of Michigan, university experts, tribal officials and community advocates from Oscoda, where contamination around the former Wurtsmith Air Force base continues to drive cleanup disputes and concerns.
Peters is chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The hearing is titled ‘Improving Interagency and Intergovernmental Coordination on PFAS for Michigan Communities.’ It will take place in room 1404 at the university’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building, 766 Service Road in East Lansing.
According to a release from Peters’ office, the hearing will ‘examine federal efforts and coordination with state and local governments to clean up and prevent contamination from per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS), as well as the impact that exposure to these toxic chemicals has had on servicemembers, first responders, families, and other Michiganders.'” …