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  1. Kalamazoo compelled to create water board Sunday, November 18Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    ... committee, it's a mandate coming from Lansing. Following the Flint water crisis and the discovery of PFAS under Parchment, the MDEQ is now requiring that any water system with over 50,000 customers, have a 7-member citizens panel to advise the city ...

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  2. Michigan reaches one-year milestone in leading national efforts to...Read the original story

    Tuesday Nov 13 | State of Michigan

    ... 7 percent between 0 and 10 ppt, and 3 percent being between 10 and 70 ppt. To date, the public water supply in Parchment and the well serving Robinson Elementary School were the only two supplies found to have combined PFOS and PFOA levels above 70 ...

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  3. Boil water advisory lifted for Parchment-area residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 12 | MLive.com

    A boil advisory for some Parchment residents has been lifted by the city of Kalamazoo, in cooperation with the Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department. The boil water advisory was issued Monday, Nov. 5, as a precautionary measure while Parchment repaired a water main break on 20th Street.

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  4. Parchment seeks deal with Kalamazoo for water service Tuesday, November 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 6 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    WIthin hours Kalamazoo was purging the Parchment water system, within days they were doing testing and within weeks they had new lines feeding clean water to the town. PARCHMENT -- It appears the City of Parchment may be handing off their troubled water system to the Kalamazoo City Utility in the wake of this summer's PFAS crisis.

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  5. Parchment moving forward with negotiations to start water contract with KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    Officials in the City of Parchment voted on Monday evening to move forward with negotiations with the City of Kalamazoo to enter a longterm retail water contract. "I think that people are very reassured that our good neighbor the City of Kalamazoo has provided us with drinking water that's safe," said Parchment City Manager Nancy Stoddard during an interview at City Hall.

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  6. Parchment to negotiate long-term water service plan with KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | MLive.com

    Parchment is getting out of the municipal water business.

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  7. Boil water advisory issued for Parchment area residentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 5 | MLive.com

    It is expected that the advisory will be lifted within 72 hours, on Nov. 9, officials said.

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  8. Parchment water crisis spawns first civil suit Saturday, November 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    PARCHMENT -- The residents of Parchment may have clean water again after an extraordinary community wide effort, but they are still living on a plume of contaminants that they have been exposed to through their tap water for years if not decades. That's why three of them have filed a federal class-action lawsuit alleging that 3-M, the firm that manufactured the product that contained the PFAS, and Georgia Pacific, which used it and allegedly discarded it into the groundwater, should be held financially responsible for any healthcare costs caused by the chemical compounds.

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  9. Suit blames companies for communities' water contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 3 | White Lake Beacon

    A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals that were found in drinking water of two southwestern Michigan communities over the summer. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Detroit firm Liddle & Dubin sued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids on behalf of three Parchment residents.

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  10. No. 14 Hope volleyball downs Alma in MIAA semifinalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | MLive.com

    ... to defend the dangerous middle hitters of the Hope College volleyball team. The junior from Kalamazoo, Michigan (Parchment HS) sparked the 14th-ranked Flying Dutch to a 3-0 victory against Alma College in Friday's semifinals of the Michigan ...

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  11. 3M and Georgia-Pacific face federal class action suit over PFAS pollution in ParchmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | Michigan Radio

    Residents of a town near Kalamazoo join a federal class action lawsuit against 3M and Georgia-Pacific over PFAS contamination. The lawsuit alleges that both companies played a role in the high levels of industrial chemicals that were discovered in the city of Parchment's municipal water in July.

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  12. Hope Athletics Roundup: November 2Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | WHTC

    ... to defend the dangerous middle hitters of the Hope College volleyball team. The junior from Kalamazoo, Michigan (Parchment HS) sparked the 14th-ranked Flying Dutch to a 3-0 victory against Alma College in Friday's semifinals of the Michigan ...

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  13. Suit blames companies for communitiesa water contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

    A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of toxic industrial chemicals that were found in drinking water of two southwestern Michigan communities over the summer. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports Detroit firm Liddle & Dubin sued Thursday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids on behalf of three Parchment residents.

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  14. Parchment residents sue 3M, landfill owner for PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | WOODTV.com

    A federal lawsuit blames two companies for high amounts of the likely carcinogen PFAS found in the drinking water system for Parchment and Cooper Township. Lawyers for Parchment residents David Dykehouse and Elizabeth Hamblin as well as Paw Paw resident Kristina Boskovich filed the lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific and 3M Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids.

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  15. Lawsuit alleges 3M and Georgia-Pacific caused Parchment PFAS emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | MLive.com

    A Detroit law firm filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging 3M and Georgia-Pacific are responsible for contaminating Parchment's municipal drinking water. Liddle & Dubin P.C. filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids Thursday, Nov. 1. Three Parchment residents, on behalf of others affected, are seeking financial compensation and funding to evaluate the health of people exposed to PFAS, according to the complaint.

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  16. Testing expected to lead to colorful Kalamazoo RiverRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | WOODTV.com

    The city of Parchment says officials are analyzing water flow using dye tests. A Department of Public Works official says tests are part of routine tests to see if there are any leaks.

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  17. 6th District candidates talk healthcare, gun control, federal deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Michigan Radio

    ... part of our policy-making agenda. You can't live your healthiest possible life in a toxic environment as people in Parchment, in Flint, in Otsego, and many other places around the state now can attest to," Longjohn said. As we move toward the ...

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  18. High PFAS Found in Grand Haven Area School's Drinking WaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | WHTC

    Yesterday, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health announced that students, teachers and staff at Robinson Elementary School in the Grand Haven Public School district will immediately be drinking supplied bottled water after elevated levels of PFAS were spotted in water coming out of the school's drinking fountains. The tests were part of a statewide proactive study conducted in the wake of a similar high level result in Parchment earlier this year.

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  19. Nearly 200 Kalamazoo Metro bus stops to close, 90 added under planRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 29 | MLive.com

    Kalamazoo Metro's governing body accepted a plan to change the location of bus stops and improve accessibility throughout the county. A draft proposal finished in October shows plans to reduce the total number of stops by 16 percent, removing around 196 while adding 88 and relocating 54. The transit system has almost 770 stops along 19 routes serving the cities of Kalamazoo, Portage and Parchment, and the townships of Comstock, Kalamazoo, Oshtemo and Texas.

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  20. Some fire departments have firefighting foam containing PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2018 | The Hastings Tribune

    ... water when products containing the chemicals are spilled onto the ground or in lakes or rivers. Residents in Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County were told this summer not to drink their municipal water for a month due to high PFAS ...

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