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LANSING – The Michigan League of Conservation Voters today issued the following statement after an announcement that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination was discovered in more than two-dozen wells serving homes and one business in the greater Traverse City community.


“This latest discovery is a clear example of how toxic PFAS contamination can happen anywhere, and why we need leaders who are committed to protecting our health and ensuring all Michiganders have safe, clean drinking water,” said Lisa Wozniak, executive director of the Michigan League of Conservation Voters. “These are dangerous toxins that can weaken our immune systems and make it easier to get COVID-19. The fact this has been found so close to where thousands of people in Grand Traverse County get their drinking water should serve as a wakeup call. We urge state officials to swiftly conduct an investigation on the source of this contamination, protect public health and hold those responsible accountable for the cleanup costs.”