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Calhoun County Public Health Department – PFAS Update

March 30, 2019 Lansing, MI (AMN) — Important information, please share:

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued an emergency ‘Do Not Eat’ fish advisory for all fish in Beaver Dam Pond and Helmer Creek in Springfield due to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS).

An update on the recent PFAS contamination investigation in and around the Helmer Dickman intersection. Along with water well collection and testing, the next step in this investigation was fish collection in the Beaver Dam Pond and Helmer Creek by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).

Please see the link below for a press release from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services regarding an issued “DO NOT EAT” Fish Consumption in Beaver Dam Pond and Helmer Creek.  To find the Eat Safe Fish guidelines for the Kalamazoo River, visit the Southwest Michigan Eat Safe Fish Guide at Michigan.gov/eatsafefish.

Health Department officials will continue updating residents as information becomes available. In the meantime, please contact us at 269-969-6341 to answer any questions or for more information.

More here: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339–493505–,00.html

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