Wurtsmith Contamination Updates:

PLEASE NOTE: On August 3, 2018, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) notified District Health Department No. 2  (DHD2) that the NSF Certified AquaSana water filtration system is the only alternate water option available to residents at this time. For some residents, the long-term remedy of municipal hook-up assistance may be an option. For residents that have an in-home water cooler, once the initial allotment of funds has depleted, the homeowner can next choose to have an in home filtration system installed.

October 16, 2018 – Click to view the Total Alternate Water Supply Units Installed to October 3, 2018.

October 1, 2018 – The next meeting of the Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) will be held on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the Robert J. Parks Library from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m

September 28, 2018 – Congressmen Kildee and Boyle, as well as US Senator Stabenow, introduce bills to address health care needs of veterans exposed to toxic chemicals.  Click to view the press release in full. 

September 5, 2018 – Local Health PFAS Advisory Committee Updates for the weeks of: August 17, 2018, August 24, 2018 and August 31, 2018.

August 24, 2018 – Senator Peters plans hearing on PFAS Contamination.  Click to view the full press release.

August 16, 2018 – Congressman Dan Kildee Announces Federal Grant to help Oscoda Schools hook to municipal water.  Click to view the full press release.

August 16, 2018 – MDHHS and Kent County Health Department release PFAS related-cancer incidence report for Kent County.  Click to view the full press release.

July 31, 2018 – ATSDR invites public to comment on the re-evaluation of historical VOCs in drinking water for the Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base.  Click to view the full press release. To view the report, click here.

July 20, 2018 – Michigan Releases Updated Fish Consumption Guidelines in Relation to PFAS.  Click to view the full press release. 

July 17, 2018 – Governor Snyder urges Attorney General Schuette to file suit against 3M.  Click to view the letter in full. 

July 12, 2018 – Click to view the Michigan’s Contaminant Induced Human Health Crisis: Addressing Michigan’s Future by Facing the Challenge of the Evolving Nature of Environmental Contamination Report.






The Advisory below was provided to specific residents whose well water results detected PFC contamination.  The testing was conducted by the Department of Defense and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Health Advisory:     February 26, 2016 RE: PFC’s Detected in Ground Water

Dear Homeowner,

As a precautionary measure, District Health Department No. 2 is issuing a Health Advisory to specific residents who received recent water test results from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ). Based on the results detecting PFC’s in your well groundwater, and the limited scientific data available on PFC’s, District Health Department No. 2 is advising you to seek an alternate water supply for drinking and the preparation of food. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and District Health Department No. 2 advise as a precautionary measure that residents do not consume the water in any way. If you have questions regarding this advisory, please contact Christina Bush, MDHHS Toxicologist at 1-800-648-6942 or via email at bushc6@michigan.gov.  You may also contact District Health Department No. 2 at 1-800-504-2650.

This advisory is issued by:

Denise M. Bryan, M. P. A. Health Officer District Health Department No. 2