PFAS testing expands in Richland Township

RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — More wells in Kalamazoo County will be tested for PFAS, a likely carcinogen and emerging contaminant that has recently been found in West Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced Monday it will expand drinking well testing in Richland Township, northeast of Kalamazoo. The testing is centered around the former Production Plated Plastics facility on East D Avenue.

Several wells in that area have already been tested and PFAS levels above the state standard and federal advisory limit have been found in some.

The Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department says it will start sending out letters this week to residents whose private wells need to be tested. In the meantime, residents may still drink their water. Results should be back within a month of the tests.

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