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  1. Don't swallow foam on the Huron River, state warns amid PFAS concernsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 18 | MLive.com

    ... year, targeting municipal water systems, wastewater treatment plants, schools and landfills. In July, the city of Parchment had to shut down its water system after high levels were discovered; other areas with ongoing issues of high contamination ...

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  2. Kalamazoo water is free of PFAS... mostly Saturday, September 15Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 15 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    The same testing regimen that revealed the problems in Parchment found no traces of the industrial contaminant in 12 of the city utility's 15 wells and very low levels in three others.

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  3. DEQ updates water officials on nation's most comprehensive statewide study of PFAS in water suppliesRead the original story

    Friday Sep 14 | State of Michigan

    ... per trillion (ppt). Roughly 5 percent of results have shown PFAS levels between 10 and 70 ppt. Only the city of Parchment's test results have exceeded the EPA Lifetime Health Advisory of 70 ppt for PFAS in drinking water and the DEQ's action level ...

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  4. PFAS discovered in the Kalamazoo RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | WHTC

    Tests on water samples taken from the Kalamazoo River from Marshall to Lake Michigan have found PFAS at unsafe levels at four locations. One of the samples was taken downstream from the Air National Guard Base in Battle Creek and the others are believed to be leaching from the former Crown Vantage Paper Mill in Parchment.

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  5. Michigan health officials downplay danger of PFAS at levels near advisoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 11 | MLive.com

    ... effects to fetuses and infants, and auto-immune disorders. An ongoing statewide testing initiative showed Parchment is so far the only water system with PFOS and PFOA results exceeding the 70-ppt health advisory. Tests of the city's municipal well ...

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  6. PFAS found in Kalamazoo River between Marshall and AlleganRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | MLive.com

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality conducted a "relatively intensive" surface water sampling initiative around the city of Parchment after high amounts of per- and polyfluorinated compounds, or PFAS, were found in its drinking water supply. Results released to MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette show levels of PFOS and PFOA, two PFAS compounds linked to serious health effects, were found throughout the watershed.

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  7. Non-detect levels of PFAS in Battle Creek waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 10 | WOODTV.com

    ... is testing for PFAS, a likely carcinogen. High levels of PFAS were recently detected in the city water system in Parchment , which is located north of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo County. There, water samples came back at 1,300 ppt and 1,400 ppt. ...

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  8. Parchment family hoping for safe return of pet tortoiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 9 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A West Michigan family with an unusual pet is asking for their community's help to bring it back home after it went missing on Wednesday. The family has had Spike for half of Logan's life.

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  9. Things returning to the new normal in Parchment Saturday, September 8Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 8 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    The Kalamazoo County Health Department has shut down its information hotline on the Parchment water crisis. From now on their Environmental Health Unit will field calls through their regular phone line, which is 373-5200.

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  10. US House committee hears tearful testimony about PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | WOODTV.com

    The PFAS crisis that spread to wells, faucets and coffee pots in places like Belmont and Parchment reached Congress Thursday, with calls for a stronger response from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The latest state reports show that nearly 1.6 million people in Michigan are drinking from public water supplies with at least traces of the likely carcinogen, according to a Target 8 analysis.

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  11. High levels of PFAS found at Parchment paper mill's landfillRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | MLive.com

    Extremely high levels of toxic fluorochemicals once used to coat specialty papers produced were found at a capped landfill formerly used by paper mills in Parchment. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality spokesperson Scott Dean said Thursday, Sept.

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  12. Aborted bank heist reported in Parchment Wednesday, September 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 6 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Do you recognize this man? If you do give Kalamazoo Township Police a call or Silent Observer. PARCHMENT -- Kalamazoo Township Investigators need your help to find a would-be bank robber who got cold feet in the middle of the heist and fled the Advia Credit Union on Riverview Drive in Parchment empty handed.

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  13. Kzoo Twp. police share photo of attempted robbery suspectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | WOODTV.com

    A Sept. 5, 2018 surveillance image of an attempted robbery suspect outside the Advia Credit Union in Parchment.

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  14. A surveillance camera image of a man police say tried to rob a Parchment area credit unionRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 5 | MLive.com

    Police are looking for a would-be robber who fled a credit union after handing a teller a note that apparently prompted questioning from the teller. Kalamazoo Township police said the man entered the Advia Credit Union, 550 S. Riverview Drive in Parchment, on Wednesday, Sept.

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  15. Democrats criticize GOP 'inaction' on PFAS contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 4 | WHMI-FM Howell

    ... and to learn more about an internal state report from 2012 that warned of PFAS dangers. This summer, residents in Parchment were given bottled water for a month because the municipal water had high PFAS levels. The state also is confronting ...

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  16. Hearing On PFAS Contamination Next WeekRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | WSJM-AM Saint Joseph

    Governor Rick Snyder is applauding an announcement this week that the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Environment has scheduled a hearing on PFAS contamination in water systems. The subcommittee will learn about the situation in Parchment this summer, hearing from the head of the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team.

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  17. Auchter's Art: Republicans want to keep government out of business except for when they don'tRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | Michigan Radio

    ... tion to the per-and-polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, found contaminating the water supply of Parchment, Michigan.

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  18. Governor pitches fees to avoid future ParchmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    From left: State Representative Larry Inman, Mich. Chamber of Commerce President Rich Studley, MFB President Carl Bednarski, Governor Rick Snyder, and State Senator Mike Nofs LANSING -- Governor Snyder says the PFAS contamination in Parchment is a good example of why the state needs new fees on water bills and higher tipping fees at landfills to clean up abandoned and dirty plant sites and improve the water systems in communities around the state.

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  19. A new leader was chosen for the Parchment School DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 31 | District Administration

    Jason Misner was named as superintendent to the district by a unanimous vote by the Board of Education, according to a press release from the district. Misner served in Parchment for 12 years, spending time as a teacher, athletic director and as a principal.

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  20. Action on PFAS pollution broadensRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 30 | Chemical and Engineering News

    ... North Carolina, and some of this contamination was traced to Chemours's air emissions. Meanwhile, tap water in Parchment, Mich., was declared safe to drink in late August. Parchment, which was under a state of emergency, stopped drawing from its ...

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