Michigan PFAS Action Response Team to update Oscoda residents on PFAS investigation

Date:  December 17, 2020  
Time: All Day Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2020
EGLE Media Office, EGLE-Assist@Michigan.gov, 517-284-9278

The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) will update residents in the Oscoda area on its continuing investigation of PFAS contamination near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base and Oscoda area sites on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 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 Jan. 19, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

The 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.

Register for and participate in the 6:00 – 8:00 pm online meeting.

Individuals without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling this tollfree number, 312-626-6799 and entering the conference code 884 0373 0798#.

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 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 Beth Place by Jan. 5, 2021 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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