2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2009 09:40:35 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] VOCs: Possible migration from Wurtsmith Air Force Base (MI)
MDEQ to test pollution venting to Van Etten

by Karen Rouse
Oscoda Press (MI)
February 24, 2009

OSCODA - The Oscoda Township Board of Trustees met Monday night and granted permission to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to access Ken Ratliff Memorial Park.

The access was to allow the state agency to test the Van Etten Lake shoreline to determine if historical contamination found at Wurtsmith Air Force Base is venting to the lake.

According to Mark Henry, MDEQ senior environmental engineer and project manager, three suspect areas of contamination that may be migrating off-base were never thoroughly investigated by the U.S. Air Force. He cited one area by the main gate, one by the Knights of Columbus Hall and one at the southeastern area of the runway near Ratliff park.


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Lenny Siegel
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