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Upton, House Advance Package to Help PFAS Cleanup

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Washington, September 13, 2018 | Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today joined the majority of his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives in voting to advance the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Administration spending bill. Included in this bill is $14 million to address contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Upton released the following statement:

“Testing at W.K. Kellogg Air National Guard Base has shown serious PFAS groundwater contamination at several sites. Across Michigan, several former DoD bases fair worse. This is why we worked hard to secure this additional $14 million in federal resources to proactively identify and cleanup these emerging, harmful PFAS contaminants. We will continue working with local, state, and federal leaders and remain ever-vigilant on these issues.”

Upton previously had sent a letter to Air National Guard leadership saying it was “Unacceptable and irresponsible” PFAS data hadn’t been released.

Learn more about Upton’s work on this issue here.

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