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Residents asked to take part in tele-town hall on water contamination

State Rep. Sue Allor will host a tele-town hall meeting Wednesday during which residents can learn more information about PFAS water contamination.

NORTHERN MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) -- State Rep. Sue Allor will host a tele-town hall meeting Wednesday during which residents can learn more information about PFAS water contamination.

Several experts will join Rep. Allor on the line to answer questions about PFAS – or perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, an emerging type of chemical contaminant identified in groundwater in a number of Michigan communities, including areas near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base near Oscoda and the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center.

“People in our area have some very real concerns about how PFAS affects their lives,” said Allor, of Wolverine. “I respect that, and I’m committed to getting them the answers they deserve. This is a great opportunity for me to hear from residents and get information out to people.”

In an effort to prepare, Allor asks residents to submit questions by emailing them to SueAllor@house.mi.gov using the subject line “PFAS Question.”

The questions will be answered by experts from the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team, Department of Environmental Quality, Department of Natural Resources and Department of Health and Human Services.

The tele-town hall will begin at 6:15 p.m.

Residents in communities affected by PFAS contamination might receive a phone call inviting them to join the tele-town hall, but anyone can participate by calling toll-free (855) 756-7520, extension 40499.

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