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  1. Congressman Kildee asks Air Force to help people with contaminated water wells near OscodaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 24 | Michigan Radio

    Congressman Dan Kildee wants the Air Force to do more to help Oscoda residents whose groundwater is contaminated by perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs. The Wurtsmith Air Force Base used firefighting foams containing PFCs on its property in Oscoda for decades.

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  2. Extent of Wurtsmith Air Force Base contaminant unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 15 | WJRT

    Investigators who are looking into potentially harmful chemicals spreading in groundwater from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda say they don't yet know where the contamination stops. The Detroit Free Press reports the chemicals at issue are perfluorinated chemicals, a legacy of firefighting foam that was used extensively at the base in training and fire suppression starting in the 1970s.

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  3. Extent of Wurtsmith Air Force Base contaminant unknownRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | Stars and Stripes

    Investigators who are looking into potentially harmful chemicals spreading in groundwater from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda said they don't yet know where the contamination stops. The chemicals at issue are perfluorinated chemicals, a legacy of firefighting foam that was used extensively at the base in training and fire suppression starting in the 1970s, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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  4. Four-star general, Medal of Honor recipient to highlight Veterans Day ceremonyRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 7, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... commander, instructor pilot and squadron operations officer. His career then took him to the Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Michigan, Saigon, Nebraska, Arkansas, Thailand, New York, Washington, D.C., and Oklahoma City. Sgt. Lemon, 66, is the only ...

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  5. Chemical plumes in Oscoda, Michigan continue to seep from former U.S. Air Force baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 25, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    For decades, fire crews trained at Wurtsmith Air Force Base not far from Lake Huron. But while the base closed more than 20 years ago, the chemicals used to extinguish the flames continue to seep into nearby wells and streams.

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  6. Residents concerned about drinking water after chemicals found in groundwaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 21, 2016 | WNEM-TV Saginaw

    Officials are keeping their eyes on a groundwater contamination that is ruining drinking water and moving closer to one of the Great Lakes. That contamination has been traced back to Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township where excessive amounts of toxic foam were used to extinguish flames during fire training.

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  7. Wurtsmith Air Force Base pollution focus of Oscoda meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | MLive.com

    "This is a situation that keeps evolving."

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  8. Wurtsmith Air Force Base pollution focus of Oscoda meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2016 | MLive.com

    On Tuesday, Oct. 25, local, state and federal officials will appear at the Oscoda Methodist Church to update the community about the perfluorinated chemical pollution leaching from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Topics to be covered include new sampling results, alternative water sources and the ongoing investigation status.

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  9. MDHHS announces drinking water meetings to update community near the former Wurtsmith AFB in OscodaRead the original story

    Oct 18, 2016 | State of Michigan

    LANSING, Mich. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services will host an open house and public meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, to provide updates about perfluorinated compound contamination in drinking water at and near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.

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  10. Water worries impacting Oscoda TownshipRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 20, 2016 | WJRT

    The warning is for people with well water who live in certain areas near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township. "Prolonged exposure could lead to certain things such as higher cholesterol, decreased fertility, some forms of cancer," said Tracey Wood, the public information officer for the District Health Department No.

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  11. Tests: More wells show contamination near ex-Wurtsmith baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | WJRT

    Results show more private drinking wells are testing positive for toxic fluorocarbons leaching from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. MLive.com reports the results show chemical plumes have crossed an inland lake and have moved closer to Lake Huron, expanding the area where people could be drinking unsafe water.

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  12. Oscoda toxic PFC groundwater plumes approaching Lake HuronRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2016 | MLive.com

    More private drinking wells are testing positive for toxic fluorocarbons leaching from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base and the chemical plumes have crossed an inland lake on their way to Lake Huron. The latest chemical plume map of the area shows a private well testing between 51 and 300 parts-per-trillion for total perfluorinated chemicals on the west side of U.S. 23 just south of Interlake Drive in Oscoda Township.

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  13. What are PFCs and why should you care?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 28, 2016 | MLive.com

    A sign at Clark's Marsh in the Huron National Forest south of the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township warns of consuming native fish species like bass, bluegill and perch. The marsh has been contaminated with perfluorinated chemicals , which were once used in fire-fighting foam at the base, which closed in 1993.

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  14. Efforts to deal with Wurtsmith base contamination get boostRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | WJRT

    Efforts to deal with drinking water contamination at and near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base are getting a $1 million boost from the state of Michigan. MLive.com reports the budget signed Wednesday by Gov. Rick Snyder includes money for state agencies to dig monitoring wells, distribute in-home filters and connect residents of Iosco County's Oscoda Township with private wells to municipal water.

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  15. $1M in Michigan budget to address toxic PFC plumes in OscodaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2016 | MLive.com

    State and federal dollars are headed north to help Oscoda residents with toxins in their wells from Wurtsmith Air Force Base connect to safe water. Included in Michigan's $55 billion fiscal 2017 budget, signed June 29 by Gov. Rick Snyder , is $1 million for state agencies to dig monitoring wells, distribute in-home filters and connect Oscoda Township residents with private wells to municipal water.

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  16. Report: Water at Michigan Air Force base caused health issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | Michigan Radio

    A report shows areas surrounding the decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base are contaminated and have caused severe health issues for some area residents. Wurtsmith Air Force base in Oscoda Charter Township has served as home to B-52 bombers and F-22 fighter jets.

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  17. 'We've been betrayed:' Veterans blame Air Force base water for chronic diseasesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2016 | MLive.com

    ... Oscoda until she was 12, in a neighborhood with other military kids whose parents were stationed at Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Her brother died of a heart attack at age 28. Two other men who lived on her street also died of unexplained heart failure ...

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  18. Testing finds chemicals in well near former Wurtsmith baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WJRT

    Preliminary testing has found toxic fluorocarbons at concentrations above a federal advisory threshold at a residential well near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. MLive.com reports the chemicals are in groundwater under a vacation rental cabin and the sample is being verified in a lab.

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  19. Water now testing above toxic EPA health benchmark in OscodaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | MLive.com

    Toxic fluorocarbons at concentrations above the federal advisory threshold have been discovered in a residential well between Van Etten Lake and the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Iosco County. The chemicals are in the groundwater under a vacation rental cabin on the 6100 block of F-41, the main road past the former Air Force base where use of firefighting foams contaminated the local groundwater and Au Sable River with unsafe levels of perfluorinated chemicals .

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  20. Forum to cover tainted water near Oscoda air force baseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2016 | WJRT

    The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plans to host an open house and public meeting where it will provide updates on drinking water contamination at and near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The U.S. Air Force and the Department of Health and Human Services in December discovered perfluorinated compounds in drinking water wells near the former base in Oscoda.

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