Iosco County PFAS Activities:
In addition to the former Wutsmith Air Force base, several PFAS sites in the Oscoda area have been identified. These sites include Colbath Road, Loud Drive, Oscoda Area Schools/Pinecrest/River Roads, McDonald Store Fire, and Oscoda Township Dump. Please see below for information regarding all the Iosco County sites.
Testing Request Information:
If you live in the designated area and would like to be considered for free water testing, please fill out and send this email form.
For information regarding private lab testing, click here.
March 23, 2021 – MPART will be holding a virtual community update meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 beginning at 6:00 p.m. To register, visit bit.ly/3qOfWWG.
The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) and District Health Department No. 2 are holding a virtual community update meeting on the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base and Oscoda Area PFAS investigation, Iosco County. The online community meeting will be held on April 20, 2021 at 6:00 pm. Pre-register, or just click this meeting link at the start of the 6:00 pm meeting, bit.ly/3qOfWWG.
December 22, 2020 – EGLE has updated their PFAS clean – up standards including five new compounds. To learn more, click the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135–548018–,00.html.
December 22, 2020 – The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team will provide an update to Oscoda residents on their PFAS Investigation. For more information on the update and to view the press release in full, click the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/egle/0,9429,7-135–547878–,00.html.
December 2, 2020 – Click here to view surface water and foam results.
July 20, 2020 – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services is hosting listening sessions regarding PFAS exposure. Two on-line listening sessions will be held on Thursday, July 30 at 10:30 am – noon and 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. For instructions on how to register and join the sessions, click the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-73970_71692-534349–,00.html
September 20, 2019 – Beginning September 30, 2019, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) Drinking Water Lab will begin testing for PFAS in drinking water. Click to view the full announcement.
Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base:
October 26, 2020 – MDHHS press release reminds hunters not to eat wildlife taken near Clark’s Marsh. Click here to view the release in full.
September 23, 2020 – Governor Whitmer letter to the Air Force urging them to comply with State of Michigan PFAS standards during Former Wurtsmith Air Force Base cleanup. Click here to view the letter in full.
July 10, 2020 – The Michigan PFAS Action Response Team will be providing updates to Oscoda residents on the PFAS Investigation. The meeting will be held virtually from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on July 21 – instructions on how to join/listen can be found in the press release. To view the full press release click the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/0,9038,7-365-86513_96296-533877–,00.html
March 6, 2020 – MDHHS to retest wells for PFAS in the Oscoda Area. Click here to view the full press release.
February 27, 2020 – US Senator Gary Peters announces $13.5 million dollars for clean-up efforts at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base. Click here to view the full press release.
December 19, 2019 – Click to view the Public Health Advisory for Wildlife from Clark’s Marsh memorandum.
Iosco County PFAS Sites:
July 22, 2020 – Click to view the number of Alternate Water Supply Units Installed to July 22, 2020.
November 8, 2019 – The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) has informed DHD2 that a monitoring well (water is not consumed) on the south side of Oscoda in AuSable Township has tested higher than the 70ppt lifetime health advisory for PFOS and PFOA and total PFAS. EGLE will begin working to determine if any residential wells in the area are in need of testing.
Other PFAS Web Pages:
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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