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Ground Zero of the Oscoda water crisis is this building on the decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base. The Issue is perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs, a legacy of firefighting foam used extensively at the base in training and fire suppression beginning in the 1970s. The chemicals are so pervasive in the groundwater that, in an area of the base where firefighting training took place for years, "if you pull the water out of the ground in that training area, it still foams, there’s so much in there," said Michigan Department of Environmental Quality specialist Robert Delaney.
(Source Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press)
On a personal note I left Flint, Mi. just before the water crisis
hit there. I was thankful I got my kids out before the lead poisoning just to find us in this mess. The health consequences of PFCs are still unknown.