Michigan’s handling of past chemical contamination incidents offers perspective on what it’s going to take to clean up the state’s PFAS problems. Expect it to take decades, billions of dollars and some awkward dances of cooperation.
Reporting on PFAS to date has focused mostly on environmental concerns and pointing blame at the companies and organizations that have discharged the emerging contaminant into water supplies. MiBiz's three-part series will go beyond the heated rhetoric to offer a dose of reality about how to handle the complex challenges stemming from the equally complex chemical.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Federal regulations required some companies to use PFAS chemicals for safety. Now they’re paying to clean it up.
- Q&A: Larry Shaffer, City Manager, Portage
- ‘TIP OF THE ICEBERG’ — Michigan brewers wrestle with reputational effects of statewide water issues
- Want to understand what Michigan’s PFAS cleanup is going to take? Look to the past.
- PFAS: Legal evolution
- Michigan congressional delegation takes leadership position as first responder to PFAS
- Q&A: Richard Rediske, GVSU’s Annis Water Resources Institute
Part 3: April 15
Business is stepping in with old-fashioned solutions and new technologies to address PFAS.