February 11, 2020
The state is now suing manufacturers of PFAs, the chemicals blamed for contaminating drinking water of nearly two million Michigan residents.
It is an issue at the center of a new documentary focusing on the community of Oscoda. That’s where public health warnings were issued due to the prevalence of PFAs around the old Wurtsmith Air Force base.
The film is called “No Defense, the U.S. Military’s War on Water.” It tells the story of their involvement in the growing PFAs contamination crisis in Oscoda.
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February 10, 2020
PFAs are a family of chemicals found across the state, particularly around current and former military bases, and linked to health problems including cancer.
Oscoda residents say the Air Force has not done enough to clean up existing pollution and some veterans of the base allege that they have seen health impacts because of their exposure to PFAs chemicals.
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February 7, 2020
Sara Ganim is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist with strong ties to Michigan. Her new independent film, “No Defense: The U.S. Government’s War on Water,” looks into the PFAs contamination emanating from the old Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda and how our government’s conflict of interest has lead to inaction. WEMU’s David Fair and Michigan League of Conservation Voters executive director Lisa Wozniak caught up with Sara in advance of the free screening of her film at the State Theatre in Ann Arbor on February 19th.