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WWMT NewsChannel 3: Upton asks National Guard to quickly release PFAS testing data for Battle Creek ANG base
Upton asks National Guard to quickly release PFAS testing data for Battle Creek ANG base
WWMT Channel 3
August 2, 2018
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — U.S. Rep. Fred Upton is pressing the government to release data related to PFAS at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
Samples were collected at the base in April and May. He said it's, "utterly unacceptable and irresponsible" that the information is being kept from people whose health could be compromised.
A new statement from the National Guard reported Monday that the test results aren't expected to be released until August.
Upton sent a letter to National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Joseph Lengyel and Air National Guard Director Lt. Gen. Scott Rice calling for the swift release of information about possible PFAS contamination.
The letter said that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality found two on-base wells tested for extremely high levels of PFAS and the National Guard should address what plans are in place “to protect the health of service members, their families, and area residents.”