FLINT, Mich. – Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D-Flint) issued the following statement in response to the detection of elevated per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) levels in the water at Flint Bishop International Airport:
“This is an alarming and worrisome situation, and the direct source of contamination must be identified and cleaned up immediately.
“The list of PFAS contamination sites across our state continues to grow and grow as a direct result of decades of negligent environmental safety regulations. I’ve said it a million times: Michiganders deserve to be able to trust the water from their taps, and that cannot happen until legislation is passed to strengthen water safety rules and to hold corporate polluters accountable. These are dangerous chemicals that have been linked to cancer, immune system issues and developmental problems in children. PFAS contamination needs to be treated and addressed like the serious health crisis it is.”
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