Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nuclear weapons. Read more.
Michigan officials were frustrated waiting on the federal government to adopt health-protecting standards for the nonstick, so-called “forever chemicals” that have become a leading emerging contaminant in the state and across the country. So they made their own. Michigan’s new standards for seven per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) compounds in drinking water — some of the toughest, most comprehensive standards on the chemicals anywhere in the country — took effect Monday. The new rules “are practical, science-driven and, most importantly, protective of public health.” Read more.
Photo by: Ryan Garza, Detroit Free Press