LANSING – Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters (Michigan LCV) today issued the following statement hailing a report issued by the International Joint Commission last week that provided recommendations to the Canadian and U.S. governments to prevent contamination from toxic, flame-retardant chemicals in the Great Lakes.
“We must reduce the risk of contamination from toxic, flame-retardant chemicals in our Great Lakes. We now know firefighting foam that contains PFAS and other toxic chemicals is one of the leading sources threatening the drinking water and health of Michiganders across the state. Our state leaders need to join the IJC in taking this crisis seriously. We again call on the Michigan Legislature to immediately return to Lansing and launch an investigation into why a 2012 DEQ report on PFAS was suppressed, and hold hearings on how to address this looming water crisis.”