Target 8 tests find high PFAS levels in Kalamazoo River


COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A Target 8 test has found high levels of PFAS in the Kalamazoo River near Parchment, higher than levels reported in the PFAS-plagued Rogue River in Rockford.

The levels of the likely carcinogen are above the state limit for surface water and high enough to merit a health advisory for the river, though that's a decision for health officials to make.

Kalamazoo County Health Department Director James Rutherford refused to discuss Target 8's findings Wednesday other than to say the county is waiting for results from state tests.

Target 8 also tested the Ice Mountain bottled water being handed out to Parchment-area residents, who have been told not to drink their tap water after PFAS was found in the municipal system, but those tests came back negative for the chemical.

Full story: WOOD TV


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