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Great Lakes PFAS Summit

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Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Great Lakes PFAS Summit

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) continue to present some of the biggest challenges in chemical contamination across the world. States throughout the nation, including the Great Lakes region, are finding PFAS contamination in a growing number of locations where these persistent chemicals pose a threat to human health and the environment.  The Great Lakes PFAS Summit brings together environmental program managers, policy experts, researchers, and contractors from around the Great Lakes region to share new methods of addressing this contamination and present innovative technical solutions developed to address these “forever” chemicals.

Participants may include local, state, and federal government officials; environmental consultants and vendors; academic researchers and students; industry managing PFAS contamination; and community organizations.

Next summit

Check back in the next few months for more information on this year's summit.

Past summits

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2023 summit

The summit was held on December 5 - 7, 2023.

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2022 summit

The summit was held on December 5 - 7, 2022.

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2021 summit

The summit was held on December 6-10, 2021 and drew nearly 1,700 attendees from 44 states and 10 countries.

About the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART)

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) is a team of seven state agencies established under an Executive Directive in 2017 to ensure coordination in implementing a response to PFAS contamination.  MPART became an enduring body under an Executive Order in 2019. 

The goal of MPART is to protect public health by identifying sources of PFAS, addressing PFAS contamination at the sources, and working with local health departments to protect people in areas where groundwater is impacted by PFAS. 

Learn more about MPART