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“KALAMAZOO, MI — A spill of firefighting foam at the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek International Airport caused a spike of PFAS pollution at the Kalamazoo wastewater treatment plant, sending some into the Kalamazoo River.

The spill happened at 10:30 a.m. March 30 and foam was released into the sanitary sewer. There is no danger to drinking water supplies.

Kalamazoo City officials were told 200 gallons of foam was accidentally released in an apparatus bay at the airport.

Staff at the Kalamazoo Department of Public Services immediately began investigating and started taking samples of sanitary sewer water coming into the Kalamazoo Water Reclamation Plant and also treated water going out…”