DEQ confirms: More PFAs contamination discovered in Kalamazoo River watershed
Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality confirmed Tuesday that PFAs compounds have been discovered in parts of the Kalamazoo River watershed stretching from Allegan to Marshall, Michigan.
"This is just part of our ongoing investigation into PFAs contamination around Parchment," read an email to Newschannel 3 from a DEQ official considered to be the lead on PFAs-related issues.
As part of the recent testing done in early August, ponds, lagoons, rivers and creeks were among the bodies of water tested.
Some of the watershed areas tested above the PFA safety threshold, while other areas tested below.
Residents in Parchment were recently allowed to begin drinking city water again after extremely high levels of PFAs were found, but later flushed from the city's water supply.
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