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

    14 hrs ago | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    KALAMAZOO -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will get their first look at a proposed ordinance to create a local water advisory board at Monday night's meeting. It's not because they feel a compelling need to form another committee, it's a mandate coming from Lansing.

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Kalamazoo sends bill to Lansing for Parchment intervention Tuesday, October 16Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    KALAMAZOO -- The Kalamazoo City Commission will be seeking reimbursement from the state of Michigan for the cost of joining the rescue mission to restore clean water to the City of Parchment. Within hours of the discovery of unacceptably high levels of PFAS in the Parchment Municipal Water System, the City of Kalamazoo had pumper trucks from its fire department flushing the water system with clean water.

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  5. EPA takes pounding at PFAS Roundtable in Kalamazoo Saturday, October 6Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    It was standing room only for the Friday afternoon Roundtable Staged at the Expo Center in Kalamazoo Township. Residents from contaminated areas, and elected and health officials from all levels of Government took turns blaming each other , but primarily te EPA for the current situation.

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  6. PFAS Update: FDA hearing in Kalamazoo Wednesday, October 3Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo KALAMAZOO, MI -- There has been a sudden burst of PFAS related news in the last 24-hours.

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

    Sep 15, 2018 | 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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  8. PFAS discovered in the Kalamazoo River Tuesday, September 11Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 11, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

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

    Sep 8, 2018 | 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. Aborted bank heist reported in Parchment Wednesday, September 5Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | 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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  11. Governor pitches fees to avoid future ParchmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 31, 2018 | 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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  12. Changes in Parchment bottled water distribution Wednesday, August 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 30, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Here's the map issued Wednesday evening of the new water distribution and filter boundaries. Officials will be contacting homes by phone to arrange next steps.

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  13. Parchment Schools pick a new Superintendent Wednesday, August 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    PARCHMENT -- The Parchment School Board has made it official and selected Jason Misner as the new Superintendent. He will replace Matthew Miller, who is retiring.

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  14. Parchment's municipal water system now safe Monday, August 27Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Running tap water is seen in Flint, a city struggling with the effects of lead-poisoned drinking water, Michigan May 4, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo PARCHMENT -- Almost exactly a month later, residents on Parchment's municipal water supply system can now drink their water again.

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  15. Filters to be installed in PFAS contaminated homes Saturday, August 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 25, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Map one shows cluster of homes on private wells that either did or did not register positive for PFAS. More testing is planned.

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  16. PFAS Update: Water distribution location & time change; volunteers needed Monday, August 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 20, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    The Parchment High Football team tackles a community problem by helping move water into the cars of citizens. PARCHMENT -- The bottled water distribution center for Parchment and Cooper Township residents dealing with PFAS contaminated water is now at its new site.

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  17. PFAS found in private wells at Parchment Saturday, August 18Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Map one shows cluster of homes on private wells that either did or did not register positive for PFAS. More testing is planned.

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  18. Water distribution hours and venue changes Friday, August 17Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 17, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    KALAMAZOO -- There will be big changes to the bottled water distribution program for the victims of the PFAS contamination in the Parchment/Cooper Township area. There will be no distribution Friday.

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  19. Early Parchment test results expected soon Sunday, August 12Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 12, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    This map shows where some of the samples have been extracted. It does not show the test wells near the Crown Vantage Plant or sample sites along the Kalamazoo River.

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  20. Parchment water crisis update Friday, August 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2018 | WNWN-FM Battle Creek

    Crews are working now to establish a second connection between the water services. The Kalamazoo Water Utility says it will turn the valves on the first of three water stations that will link their system with the formerly contaminated Parchment Water Department this morning.

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