Listen: Michigan declares state of emergency for Parchment PFAS contamination
"Detroit. A new water emergency in Michigan I'm dick Haefner WJR news a state of emergency has been declared by the state of Michigan officials acting in response to high levels of what are called p. a. f. s., p. f. a. s. p. f. s. p. f. a. s. discovered in the city of parchments municipal water source the acronym p. f. a. s. is for poly, flora kill compounds in the water system serving residents of, parchment and some portions of Cooper township in Kalamazoo county governor's office announced a state of emergency declared due. To, ongoing. Health and safety concerns tied to the p. f. a. s. compounds that represent on emerging public health threat contaminating water supplies in various communities in mich- More than twenty communities across the state have been identified as contamination sites by PF a some officials in McComb county of also sounded the alarm. About the chemicals being used at Selfridge Air National, Guard base these chemicals, have been used for years for. Airplanes as fire retardants and. Indiana planes the largest wildfire burning in California is now seventeen percent contained the so-called car fire has destroyed hundreds of buildings hundreds of homes and businesses correspondent Dan Simon has more from Redding California additions remain challenging but we're beginning to hear fire officials really for. The first time expressed optimism about the overall effort there, got about thirty five hundred firefighters working the lines and it seems to be paying off at this point. You do have six people that have died as a result of this fire to firefighters and four civilians and the authorities say that seven people are missing Ed Bledsoe lost is seventy year old wife and their Our two great grandchildren he was out, running errands when the blaze suddenly engulfed his home he. Says his family called authorities for help no one came and then they called him nobody ever said anything about evacuating nobody did my wife call nine one one and they said we'll have somebody come get you Junior said hey grandpa a. Car pulled up in the yard a driveway, but he backed, up and left he didn't incoming I said well They should have somebody should've come in. And got you and I guess they said the fire. Was so hot, they couldn't going but hellish honked and let them come running through fire. WJR. News time, six oh two two people found shot inside of a citgo gas station on Detroit's northeast side that prompted a high. Speed, police chase eventually a crash for people are. In police custody a helicopter crew from the coast guard air station in traverse city had a rescue five people involved in a two aircraft collision on the ground on north FOX island, out. In Lake Michigan a plane landed on north FOX island and crashed into a plane already on the ground on the little airstrip. On that island investors are. Watching CBS dock as the company's board of directors meets to discuss allegations of sexual harassment. Against the CEO les Moonves us the board plans to form a special committee to oversee an investigation into both moon bus and the overall culture at. CBS moon, vest Acknowledged in a statement that quoting his. Statement there were times decades ago when I may have. Made some women, uncomfortable WJR news time six oh three here's Steve Courtney sports Richard at. The. Ball yard, yesterday afternoon while the same as it ever was Indians beat the Tigers eight one the final yesterday tribe command take. Two, or three yonder Alonzo milky Cabrera Edwin Encarnacion. All going yard for the try former tiger Rajai Davis a triple to go along with two doubles Jordan Zimmermann Tigers starter rough outing Veyron six it's three innings of work now the, tankers. Will have the night before starting a two game series at Comerica park game one tomorrow night with the Cincinnati Reds Matthew Boyd. Will be on the hill. For the Tigers by the way major league baseball trade deadline four o'clock tomorrow afternoon it. Took a while but the important thing is to former tiger greats finally take their rightful spot in Cooperstown that of course Alan Trammell as well as Jack Morris congratulations to both Meanwhile I have padded practice for your Detroit Lions yesterday, sadly running. Back Garrett blunt left, the field with a trainer midway through the workout unable to return we shall see, preseason game number one Friday. Night August ten, ten thirty, in Oakland against the raiders course we'll have, that."