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Groundwater War: Reporters on the Challenges of Covering PFAS

New Mexico isn’t the only state trying to compel the U.S. military to clean up the waters it has polluted with toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Nationwide, the military has contaminated almost 700 communities with the toxic chemicals found in certain types of firefighting foams. As part of our series, Groundwater War, correspondent Laura Paskus talks with reporters Garret Ellison and Michael Sol Warren, to hear what’s happening in the communities they cover in Michigan and New Jersey. 

Correspondent: Laura Paskus 

Garret Ellison, environment reporter, MLive/Grand Rapids Press 
Michael Sol Warren, environment reporter, NJ Advance Media 


Rogue River becomes a major focal point in Wolverine PFAS cleanup planning – 

At Michigan’s first PFAS site, a tourist town wrestles a forever problem – 

N.J. sues U.S. military, wants feds to pay for tainted drinking water cleanup – 

As new water threat emerges, N.J. sues chemical companies for south Jersey contamination – 

Garret Ellison on Twitter 

Michael Sol Warren on Twitter