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Michigan City Finds Fluorochemicals in Groundwater by School (1)

Feb. 15, 2019, 5:26 PMUpdated: Feb. 15, 2019, 7:31 PM

Michigan regulators are uncovering high levels of fluorinated chemicals that have endangered drinking water in Parchment, Mich.

The tests indicate that groundwater across the street from a Parchment elementary school exceeds Michigan’s 70 parts-per-trillion health advisory level for two types of the fluorochemicals known as PFAS.

That finding comes roughly six months after the local municipal water system was shut down and pumped due to high levels of fluorinated chemicals in drinking water.

Test results for Parchment were released Feb. 14—the same day the Environmental Protection Agency, led by Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler, unveiled a plan to make a determination...

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