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“Two Michigan congressional leaders on Wednesday lambasted the Air Force for its reported failure to clean up PFAS contamination near the long-closed Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, saying that time for action has passed and the military branch needs to act.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters, D-Bloomfield Township, and U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint, led a virtual news conference with local environmental group members called Need Our Water Now to tell the Air Force brass they have lost patience with the lack of clean-up responsibility in the PFAS contamination in the Clark’s Marsh area.
The lack of urgency for the clean-up, both Democratic lawmakers said, is ‘unacceptable.’
‘We are in the area where the citizens of the Oscoda community cannot wait any longer or should they. That’s why we are going to be continuing to press this,’ Peters said. ‘The thing that is most disturbing right now is the lack of transparency from the Air Force.’
The incoming leadership at the Air Force needs to ‘understand the urgency of the issue. They have to be more aggressive,’ he added…”