Bill to address PFAS contamination in U.S. House of Representatives
PARCHMENT, Mich. —
More than 200 residential wells have been tested for PFAS in Parchment and 65 showed contamination at higher than safe levels.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality will continue sampling wells throughout the area for potentially toxic water and any changes in chemical levels over time.
Filters have been supplied or installed to all homes with wells in areas of concern.
There's also concern about PFAS contamination on military bases across the country, like the Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek.
U.S. Representative Fred Upton voted to advance a Veterans Affairs spending bill that includes $14 million to address PFAS contamination.
The U.S. House also approved a package of bills that invest in fixing the country’s aging drinking water infrastructure and monitoring systems for dangerous chemicals.