|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 May 2020 11:48:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, BIOTA: "Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base [MI] after PFAS found in most wildlife"|
Restrictions expanded near former Wurtsmith air base after PFAS found in most wildlife By Keith Matheny Detroit Free Press (MI) May 28, 2020 State officials last year - too quietly, some contend - expanded hunting and fishing restrictions at Clark's Marsh, near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, after scientific studies showed excessive levels of PFAS in virtually every living creature tested from the area. Algae, snails, tadpoles, dragonflies, crayfish and minnow-type small fish were all studied from Clark's Marsh by Purdue University researchers in 2018. The researchers last year reported pervasive contamination in all the species from nonstick PFAS compounds, especially perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS. The compound was used in aqueous firefighting foam on the base for decades, until it was closed in 1993. Critics of the Air Force's pace and rigor in cleaning up its legacy contamination at the base say the alarming, expanded findings at Clark's Marsh show more needs to be done sooner to protect not only the environment, but area residents. … For the entire article, see https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/05/28/study-pfas-wildlife-wurtsmith-base-oscoda-clark-marsh/5269495002/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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