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Posted on: January 10, 2019

In the News. . .Ann Arbor Moves Forward In Addressing PFAS Chemicals In Drinking Water

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Issues of the Environment 
Weekly radio show hosted by David Fair that airs each Wednesday at 6:50am and 8:50am. This show has been named Best Mini-Documentary or Series by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters!

  • January 9, 2019:  Ann Arbor Moves Forward In Addressing PFAS Chemicals In Drinking Water

Detectable levels of PFAS and PFOS chemicals are in the Ann Arbor municipal drinking water.  Progress was made in 2018, and more is expected in the new year.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair discusses next steps with Brian Steglitz, manager of the City of Ann Arbor's Water Treatment Services unit.  

  • September 5, 2018: PFAS & The Huron River - Part 2

    Last month, due to high levels of PFAS in fish, the state of Michigan issued a "Do Not Eat Fish" advisory for parts of the Huron River.  After further testing, that advisory has been expanded to the entire river.  In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair revisits this situation with Huron River Watershed Council executive director Laura Rubin. [Photo:  WIKIPEDIA MEDIA COMMONS / WIKIPEDIA.ORG]
  • August 29, 2018: PFAS & The Huron River

    The state of Michigan this month issued, then expanded, a “Do Not Eat Fish” advisory for portions of the Huron River.  It cited unusually high levels of PFAS in the fish it tested.  PFAS are a compound of chemicals known to cause cancer and other medical issues.  In this week’s “Issues of the Environment,” Huron River Watershed Council executive director Laura Rubin dispels some misconceptions about the advisory and discusses the concerns the contamination raises for the present and future health of the river.  
    For questions or ideas for future show topics, please contact Mary Mathias Lapp.


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