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

Date:  July 07, 2021  
Time: All Day Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 7, 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 and Oscoda area sites on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

MPART representatives from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will host the virtual community meeting on July 20, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Topics include brief updates on the status of the Remedial Investigation and two Interim Remedial Actions at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, updates on quarterly sampling at the Oscoda area sites, and the recent Clark's Marsh deer study.

The July 20 meeting is planned as an online event, rather than an in-person meeting. Interested parties can register for and participate in the 6:00 - 8:00 pm online meeting. Those interested in participating can also go to the registration website at 6:00 pm to join. Pre-registration and providing a name is not required to attend the meeting.

Those without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling 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 within a few days after the meeting along with materials. The meeting 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 Beth Place at PlaceB1@Michigan.gov at least 7 days before the meeting to request language, mobility, visual, hearing, translation, or other assistance.

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