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Michigan residents angry that their drinking water has been contaminated with chemicals and flame-retardants

Residents of Oscoda, Michigan are furious about the toxic PFAS and that have contaminated the picturesque Van Etten Lake. In a Circle of Blue report, the pollutants came from an old U.S. military base that made heavy use of firefighting foam.  The foam is comprised of PFAS, shorthand for perfluorinated compounds. They provide rain-repellent qualities to Gore-Tex jackets, ensure food doesn’t stick to the surface of Teflon skillets, and ensure fire retardants can resist heat.  Read more...



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