Dems want investigation of DEQ over PFAS

Oct 4, 2018

ANN ARBOR, MI (MPRN)--   State House Democrats have sent a letter asking the state auditor to investigate the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality’s handling of the state’s PFAS problem. 

PFAS is a group of man-made chemicals linked to human health problems. Numerous PFAS contamination sites have been discovered across the state in recent years.

State Representative Winnie Brinks hopes the state auditor can find answers.

“Dozens of people from communities affected throughout the state have expressed to me that they are not satisfied with the response from the state and the federal governments and feel that they are not being listened to and they are not getting straight answers,” she says.

Representative Joseph Graves is the chair of the House Oversight Committee. He says the agency should be allowed more time to study the problem.