Calhoun County’s Solid Waste Management program, as part of the Southwest Michigan Solid Waste Consortium, has received part of a $90,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to deal with scrap tire cleanup
The Hydrogeologic Investigation, carried out by Georgia Pacific and Tetra Tech and overseen by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, has been collecting water samples for the first set of monitor wells that have been installed at the paper mill; there are at least 12 more wells to be ins…
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says Monday that they have established a “mutual agreement” with Georgia-Pacific to investigate sites that were believed to have contributed to Per and Polyfleuroalkyl Substances being discovered in Parchment’s city water system.
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.
Results from testing done in July have found dioxins in residential water wells in the Otsego area. Preliminary test results were received for 16 residential wells in the Otsego area, 14 in Allegan County and 2 in Kalamazoo County, indicating some levels of dioxins are in the water wells.
The Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office says that around 4:51pm Tuesday, the work truck had been heading Westbound in the 25,000 block of W. Michigan Ave. in Sheridan Township when it lost control and rolled onto the edge of the railroad tracks.
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.
The City of Parchment, and Cooper Township is advising any resident on the City of Parchment’s water supply system to IMMEDIATELY stop using their water for drinking after high amounts of the chemical PFAS have been found in the water supply of City of Parchment.