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  • Saturday Sep 1 | via MLive.com 

    Veterans 'likely' drank PFAS at Wurtsmith air base

    Did veterans and the families who lived and worked at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda drink water polluted with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, when the base was active and sourcing water from on-site wells? The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality released a report Thursday, Aug. 30, concluding that Wurtsmith wells were "likely impacted" by PFAS contamination between 1978 and 1997, when municipal water from Lake Huron was brought to the base. The study doesn't estimate past concentrations or exposure dosage -- and was released with a bad mark from an expert peer reviewer -- but DEQ is standing behind the consultant analysis, calling the conclusions "reasonable and within the scope of study."

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