Michigan PFAS Action Response Team Updates Oscoda Residents on PFAS Investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 1, 2021
EGLE Media Office, EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov, 517-284-9278 

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) will provide an update on its continuing investigation of PFAS contamination near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

MPART representatives from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE); the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS); and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) along with District Health Department No. 2 will host the virtual community meeting on April 20, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

The April 20th meeting is planned as an online event, rather than an in-person meeting to comply with current state measures designed to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

To register for and participate in the 6:00 - 8:00 pm online meeting, visit the website https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_99tw6hIoQJemYTJJQiUkAA.

Individuals without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling this toll-free number, 636-651-3142 and entering the conference code 374288#.

After the presentations, there will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions.

The meeting will be recorded and posted along with materials within a few days and can be viewed on the website Michigan.gov/Wurtsmith.

For questions about the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base investigation, contact Beth Place, EGLE, at PlaceB1@michigan.gov or call her at 517-899-7524. For questions about the Oscoda Area investigations, contact Amanda Armbruster, EGLE, at ArmbrusterA@michigan.gov or call her at 989-450-6377. For questions related to PFAS and health, contact Puneet Vij, MDHHS at VijP@michigan.gov or call him at 517-582-4104 or 800-648-6942 and ask for Puneet.

Individuals needing language assistance or accommodations for effective participation at the meeting should contact Leslie E. Smith, III at SmithL9@michigan.gov at least 7 days before the meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, or other assistance.

EGLE does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, national origin, color, marital status, disability, political beliefs, height, weight, genetic information, or sexual orientation in the administration of any of its programs or activities and prohibits intimidation and retaliation, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

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