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  1. 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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  2. 6th District candidates talk healthcare, gun control, federal deficitRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | Michigan Radio

    This November, the district's incumbent Fred Upton is running for a 17th term in Congress against Democratic challenger Matt Longjohn . The candidates spoke with Stateside about why they're running and what they would do as part of a new Congress come 2019.

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  3. Residents and local officials urge faster federal action on PFAS at EPA meeting in KalamazooRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Officials from the EPA, the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services met in Kalamazoo to discuss PFAS chemicals, but only a handful of selected speakers could ask questions and share their thoughts. Many of the speakers, including officials from Ann Arbor, Parchment, and Oscoda, want the EPA and other federal agencies to move faster to solve the issue.

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  4. PFAS: Where has it been found in public water supplies?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    In April, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality began testing 1300 public water systems for PFAS. Michigan Radio's interactive map shows where PFAS has been found, and lists the highest detected total PFAS.

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  5. PFAS: What are the possible health risks?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    This week, we're looking at PFAS chemicals: they're industrial chemicals that have contaminated water sources around the state. PFAS chemicals are used to make a lot of products stain and water resistant.

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  6. Georgia-Pacific will help DEQ investigate Parchment's PFAS contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The state will get help from Georgia-Pacific to help investigate the source of PFAS contamination in the city of Parchment. The Department of Environmental Quality says Georgia-Pacific never owned or operated the paper mill in Parchment near Kalamazoo.

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

    Aug 31, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    My wife and I have been watching the Netflix series Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events . Our kids were big fans of the books, so I read them many years ago.

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  8. Students return to school as MDEQ continues testing for contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Some Michigan schools will provide alternative water to students until the state completes testing to determine if their drinking water is contaminated. As Michigan children return to school, the state still has yet to complete testing to determine if there are contaminants in their drinking water.

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  9. State Sen. asks why concerns about PFAS river contamination never made it to Flint officialsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Tests found elevated levels of PFAS in the Flint River downstream of water intakes years before the city made the switch to the river for its water soruce. We know what happened when that untreated water leached lead from aging pipes, but in his story today for MLive , Flint journalist Ron Fonger revealed that before the water switch even happened, the state tested the Flint River and discovered rising levels of PFAS contamination.

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  10. Parchment residents can drink their tap water againRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Parchment and Cooper Township residents can now safely drink their water. That's what state and local officials are saying after water tests found PFAS levels were well below the advisory level.

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  11. Auchter's Art: I feel sickRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Sometimes the point of a conversation is to discuss an issue, not necessarily to resolve it. This goes against my middle-aged man tendencies.

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  12. DEQ maps show 26 wells in two cities near Kalamazoo have high PFAS levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The state found high levels of industrial chemicals in two Kalamazoo County cities, but it's unlikely they have the same source of contamination. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found chemicals known as PFAS in 26 private wells in Richland Township and nearby Parchment.

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  13. Auchter's Art: What's more Michigan than that?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    I'm on my annual summer family vacation, so I drew this cartoon a week ahead of time. It's always a challenge to guess at what will remain topical for 24 hours, let alone a full week.

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  14. DEQ: Parchment wells test well above EPA advisory level for PFASRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Some Parchment residents might be using bottled water for longer than they had hoped. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found high levels of PFAS in private wells near Kalamazoo.

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  15. Clean water running to Parchment, but residents still haven't been told water is safeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    It's been two weeks since Parchment residents first learned their water is unsafe to drink. But the state of emergency status hasn't been lifted yet.

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  16. Auchter's Art: Today's good intentions brought by unnecessary sacrificeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    It's heartening to see the reaction to the per-and-polyfluoroalkyl chemicals, known collectively as PFAS, found contaminating the water supply of Parchment, Michigan. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality appears to be engaged and vigilant.

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  17. Kalamazoo will extend water system to Parchment in wake of PFAS contaminationRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The Kalamazoo city commission voted unanimously to approve a contract to extend the city's water system to neighboring Parchment. James Baker, director of Public Services for the City of Kalamazoo, says both cities will sign a contract allowing Parchment to pay for Kalamazoo water.

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  18. Governor Snyder visits Parchment to see progress on fixing PFAS issueRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Governor Rick Snyder at the construction site on the border of Parchment and Kalamazoo where the two cities' water systems are being connected. The state discovered high levels of contaminants known as PFAS in Parchment city water late last month, but the state found that nearby Kalamazoo's city water is safe to drink.

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  19. Officials warn people not to eat fish from Michigan waterwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 5, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    Health officials are warning people not to eat fish from parts of a southeastern Michigan river because of chemical contamination. The emergency "Do Not Eat" advisory issued Saturday applies to all fish from the Huron River from Oakland County's Milford to the Livingston and Washtenaw county border.

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  20. Kalamazoo County residents attend town hall over contaminated waterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 1, 2018 | Michigan Radio

    The state declared a state of emergency after it found chemicals known as PFAS at high levels in Parchment city water late last week. Officials say residents need to carefully flush any contaminated water from their homes.

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