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Statement by Congressman Dan Kildee on State Standard for PFCs in Drinking Water

January 11, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05) issued the following statement today after the state of Michigan set an enforcement standard for cleaning up perflourinated chemicals (PFCs):

“The state of Michigan’s recent action to set an enforceable standard is a welcome first step to protecting public health. I appreciate the state taking this important action to address contaminated drinking water sites across Michigan. People living near Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda deserve access to safe drinking water and should not have to worry that their water supply is harming them or their family.

“I have repeatedly called on the Air Force to act more urgently and provide clean drinking water to people living near Wurtsmith. The state should use this new, enforceable standard to require the Air Force to clean up PFC contamination around Wurtsmith immediately.”