While the cause of these high levels isn’t yet confirmed, DEQ spokespeople say that there is a “correlation” between the PFOS and the use of firefighting foams at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
At the meeting, environmental and health officials said that further testing was being conducted on residential water wells near the base, after two homes north of the base were found to have PFAS levels above the EPA health advisory level.
Emmett Township Fire Water Rescue were called Sunday prior to 8 p.m. to Historic Bridge Park in Calhoun County to rescue 5 individuals in the Kalamazoo River said to be clinging to tree branches, one with a head injury.
The 2018 regional Eat Safe Fish Guides were released May 1 by the MDHHS. The guide says that from the Morrow Dam in Kalamazoo County to the Allegan Dam in Allegan County, every fish caught in the Kalamazoo River is listed as "Do Not Eat" due to PCBs in the fish. According to the MDHHS, eat…
Floodwaters have finally receded in most of Southwest Michigan, but it’s now cleanup time. Many streets in Kalamazoo could have debris on them, and many homes and businesses also need to be assessed for damage.