KALAMAZOO, MI, Oct. 28, 2020 (Local News) -The Kalamazoo City Commission has voted to accept a $5.4 million settlement with Georgia-Pacific and 3M over PFAS contamination in the City of Parchment and Cooper Township.
The settlement was agreed upon during a virtual meeting Monday night, and the funding will be used to pay for Cooper Township property connections to the City of Kalamazoo water supply.
According to city documents, the settlement stems from the 2018 discovery of PFAS chemicals in the Parchment water system. This same contamination was discovered in private wells near the James River paper mill properties located in Cooper Township.
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