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“LANSING – Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will retest residential drinking water wells in the Oscoda area for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). 

The retesting will help MDHHS determine if PFAS levels change in residents’ drinking water over time.

The residential drinking water wells were first tested by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy, formerly the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to determine if PFAS was in residential drinking water wells located near the former Wurtsmith Air Force base.

‘This retesting is being done to better understand PFAS levels,’ said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, MDHHS chief medical executive and MDHHS chief deputy for health. ‘This is an opportunity for residents to learn more about their drinking water.’

MDHHS recently mailed letters to residents whose well water was previously tested, to those who were offered filters or both. The letters contain information about how to schedule follow-up testing. 

Residents living near the former base who had their wells previously tested and those who were offered a filter should call 844-934-1315 if they do not receive a letter from MDHHS before today (Wednesday). There is no charge for this testing…”