Michigan environmental officials say there's no emerging threat of chemical contamination in the Clinton River and Lake St. Clair watershed despite tests that found contamination from Selfridge Air National Guard Base.

The Detroit News reports that was the message to area residents at a Thursday night community briefing in suburban Detroit.

Tracy Kecskemeti, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's southeast Michigan district coordinator, says "we do not have the public health crisis or impact you have in other parts of the state." She says "public water supplies are safe."

Tests performed by environmental regulators found perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances , known as PFAS, and indicated Selfridge is a source for PFAS in the lake. The base in Harrison Township was among many to use a PFAS-laden foam for training and firefighting.

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