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“WXYZ) — U.S. Sen. Gary Peters today asked the U.S. Air Force to expedite PFAS cleanup at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda.
Peters, who is on the Senate Armed Services Committee, sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy John Henderson.
According to Peters, he has concerns that the Air Force doesn’t yet intend to spend $13.5 million in funding on additional tangible cleanup projects.
‘It is abundantly clear that contamination is spreading from the base, and we know the Air Force’s treatment efforts to date will not adequately capture and stop continued spread,’ Peters said in a release.’I will not stop pressing for swift action until the Air Force does its part to remediate this area and protect the surrounding community from further contamination.’
Last year, Peters and Henderson visited the former base and held a joint public forum…”