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$11.9M settlement reached over PFAS contamination in Parchment, MI drinking water

A $11. 9 million settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed over high levels of PFAS contamination in Parchment drinking water. Jesika Sage,Parchment resident, said her family of nine, like many others in Parchment, have been dealing with contaminated waters for years. “I think it’s a step in the right direction but how do you put a price tag on a community that’s been poisoned for years on end for profit," Sage said.
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