50 tons of PFAS soil spilled onto highway after Wurtsmith excavation

Source: https://www.mlive.com/, December 18, 2021
By: Garret Ellison

Fifty tons of soil contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals from an excavation site in northern Michigan spilled across the highway and into a roadside ditch last month when a hazardous waste truck crashed on Veterans Day.

Federal officials confirmed a heavy truck carrying contaminated dirt from a cleanup project at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda overturned Nov. 11 on U.S. 23 in Livingston County while en route to the U.S. Ecology hazardous waste landfill in Belleville. Read more.

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