Kalamazoo River may have very high levels of PFAS at the D Ave boat launch.

Target 8 and Trident Labs in Holland tested water at the Kalamazoo River to find shocking results,

On Wednesday, Trident reported it found more than 21 parts per trillion of PFAS compounds in the river water: 15.83 ppt of PFOS and 5.38 ppt of PFOA.  That's higher than the levels on the Rogue River in Rockford downstream from its PFAS source, shoemaker Wolverine Worldwide.

To put that in perspective, 12 parts per trillion is the limit set by the state for surface water.  These recent tests by WoodTV are almost double that limit in the Kalamazoo River.

What is PFAS and why should we worry?  Get more info on PFAS by clicking here.

It's important to stress that this is not an official government test.  Many samples were taken by the state for testing in different parts of the Kalamazoo River earlier this week.  Results have not yet become available.

 


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