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Bill introduced to create an enforceable drinking water standard in Michigan

Bill introduced to create an enforceable drinking water standard in Michigan. (WWMT/Blair Nelson)

The League of Conservation Voters called attention to what they call a PFAS Action Now agenda Tuesday.

New legislation to create an enforceable drinking water standard in Michigan is included in the agenda.

The bill, backed by Democratic Representative Winnie Brinks, sets a PFAS standard at five parts per trillion, which is much lower than the 70 parts per trillion suggested by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Sandy Wynn-Stelt, a Belmont woman, has PFAS in her water and said she is tired of not being to drink her own tap water.

Wynn-Stelt said, “We've become a neighborhood that doesn't borrow a cup of sugar from each other, we borrow a jug of water from each other when we have family gatherings because we don't dare let our family members drink from the tap."

Meanwhile, a Senate committee moved forward with legislation that would limit the state's ability to use scientific studies on health impacts of chemical exposure.

That could change the way cleanup sites are regulated.

The House Committee on Natural Resources is set to hear PFAS related testimony Wednesday, but no action is expected on any bills introduced.

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