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Belmont – A woman who was honored by the federal government for her environmental activism in western Michigan has been diagnosed with cancer.

Sandy Wynn-Stelt told WOOD-TV that her thyroid and lymph nodes were removed last week. She has lived for more than 30 years across from a Kent County site where Wolverine Worldwide dumped PFAS-tainted sludge.

Blood tests have revealed 5 million parts per trillion of PFAS in her blood, which is an extraordinarily high level.

‘I guess I wasn’t surprised’ by the cancer, said Wynn-Stelt, who lives in Belmont, north of Grand Rapids.

‘I was also really thankful that I had a doctor that took these blood results really seriously and used that to drive treatment. I am really, really lucky in that respect,’ she said…”