|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 7 Feb 2018 15:11:00 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Foam believed from former Wurtsmith Air Force Base [MI}plague Von Etten Lake|
Sticky piles of toxic PFAS foam plaguing Michigan lake By Garret Ellison MLive (MI) February 5, 2018 OSCODA, MI -- It looks like snow, but it's not. Residents near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda Township have become increasingly concerned over the past year as toxic fluorochemicals leaching through the groundwater have generated white foam that's washing ashore on public beaches and private waterfronts around the picturesque Van Etten Lake. The foam contains alarmingly high levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances known as PFAS or PFCs and locals consider it a worrisome manifestation of a toxic groundwater problem that, until now, has been out of sight and to some degree out of mind. "We never had this type of foam before," said Greg Cole, who owns a lakefront cottage rental business with his wife, Vicky, and operates the Van Etten Creek dam, which allows Van Etten Lake water into the Au Sable River and Lake Huron. … For the entire article, see http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/wurtsmith_pfas_foam_michigan.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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