Michigan PFAS Action Response Team updates Oscoda residents on PFAS investigation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 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.

MPART representatives from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) along with District Health Department No. 2 will host a virtual community meeting from 6:30-8 p.m. July 21.

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

There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask questions online. Individuals without internet access can listen to the meeting by calling this toll-free number, 877-568-4108, and entering the access code 115-118-223# and then the audio pin 54620 followed by the # sign.

Meeting registration is open. The meeting will be recorded and posted on the MPART website.

For questions about the Wurtsmith Air Force Base investigation or for a copy of the presentation materials, contact Beth Place of EGLE at PlaceB1@Michigan.gov or call her at 517-889-7524.

For questions about the Oscoda Area sites investigations, contact Amanda Armbruster at ArmbrusterA@Michigan.gov or call her at 989-450-6377.

For questions related to PFAS and health, contact Puneet Vij of MDHHS at VijP@Michigan.gov or call him at 517-582-4104 or 800-648-6942 and ask for Puneet.

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