U.S. Defense Department expanding PFAS cleanup at former Wurtsmith Air Force Base

August 17, 2023

Read the full article by Steve Carmody (The Associated Press)

"An activist says there’s been a “major shift” in the way the U.S. Department of Defense is approaching the PFAS cleanup at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in northern Michigan.

On Wednesday night, Defense Department officials announced plans to install two new groundwater treatment systems near the base, which borders the community of Oscoda near Lake Huron.

The systems will be installed at two locations with the intent of reducing the spread of an underground PFAS plume from reaching the nearby Van Etten Lake."