PFAS webinar public viewings in West Michigan

UMich hosting PFAS webinar with viewings in West Michigan

MLive | by Garret Ellison on May 14

The University of Michigan is hosting academic experts from Michigan and North Carolina that will talk per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, chemical pollution on a free online seminar. There will be public viewing sessions happening this week at three locations in West Michigan.

The University of Michigan is hosting the live-feed presentation online Wednesday, May 16 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Live viewing locations:

  •  NorthRockford Middle School, 397 E. Division Street NE
  •  GVSU Cook-DeVos Center for Health Sciences, Room CHS 233, 301 Michigan Ave NE, Grand Rapids
  •  GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute, 740 West Shoreline Drive, Muskegon

Three speakers will discuss the PFAS groundwater contamination events in Michigan, with an emphasis on "the process of building scientific knowledge about the scope of the contamination and its public health impacts," according to an event flier. The panelists will also talk about potential contamination solutions.

To see the list of panelists and other details about the webinar, click here

Rachel Frantz