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“Oscoda Township will receive $1 million in two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help homes that are using well water threatened by PFAS contamination to connect to the municipal drinking water system.

Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, announced the grants Monday, saying they’ll aid in cleaning up contamination near the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base by a potentially harmful class of fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS. 

Oscoda will receive $750,000 in Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants and $250,000 in Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants.

‘Families in Oscoda have waited too long for resources from the Air Force to protect their families from harmful chemicals,’ Kildee said in a statement.”