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Water reclamation plant in Kalamazoo exceeds water quality standards for PFAS

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Apr 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-07 22:13:46-04

Today the City of Kalamazoo announced that their Water Reclamation Plant Quality exceeded standards for PFAS (Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance).

March 30, 2021 the Department of Public Services staff responded to a spill of Firefighting Foam material at Battle Creek International Airport. The spill prompted personnel to conduct testing to assess its impact.

Results from the testing revealed “the plant’s effluent level of PFOS (2,630 parts per trillion) were greater than 200 times the Water Quality Standard (12 parts per trillion),” according to a press release from the city of Kalamazoo.

The City tells us that drinking water is not impacted by this notice, adding that all drinking water remains safe to drink.

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