State Rep. Jennifer Conlin (D-Ann Arbor) will be hosting a town hall discussing on Monday, August 21st about the impact of PFAS in communities across the state.
PFAS are a large group of human-made chemicals that have been widely used in fire-fighting foams, stain repellents, nonstick cookware, waterproof clothing and a variety of other consumer goods. They do not easily break down in the environment and are a known human contaminant with links to various cancers.
Michigan adopted tougher new standards in 2020 following a review of toxicology standards that began in 2018. Earlier this year, the Hamburg Township Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) was identified as having PFAS levels above those new state standards.
The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy and the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team will be joining Conlin to offer their expertise on the issue.
The town hall discussion will be from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Hamburg Township Offices, 10405 Merrill Road.
Conlin’s 48th House District includes Genoa and Hamburg townships, the Village of Pinckney and the southeast corner of Putnam Twp. in Livingston County.