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Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan

James R. Stark

Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan

by James R. Stark

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Published by U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Services Section, Western Distribution Branch, U.S. Geological Survey, [distributor] in Lansing, Mich, Denver, Colo .
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  • Groundwater -- Pollution -- Michigan.

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    Statementby J.R. Stark, T.R. Cummings, and F.R. Twenter ; prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Air Force.
    SeriesWater resources investigations report -- 83-4002, Water-resources investigations report -- 83-4002.
    ContributionsCummings, T. Ray., Twenter, F. R., Geological Survey (U.S.), United States. Air Force
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 93 p. :
    Number of Pages93
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22408334M

    The full text of this article hosted at is unavailable due to technical by: For decades, Wurtsmith Air Force base was an important part of the nation’s air defenses. Troops stationed there were trained to fly everything from F fighter jets to B bombers. They also trained to fight fires — an important role on a base where lots of aviation fuel was : Ben Thorp.

    Harmful chemicals spilled from the now-decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base are spreading into groundwater, affecting residential wells and potentially public health in the surrounding Oscoda. This is a list of Superfund sites in Michigan designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.

      At the Wurtsmith Air Force Base in northern Michigan, the water contamination has persisted for nearly half a century. At the height of the Cold War, the base was home to Bs and nuclear bombs. Now, little is left but empty airfields and crumbling buildings.   Letter Health Consultation WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE OSCODA, IOSCO COUNTY, MICHIGAN Prepared by Michigan Department of Community Health. SEPTEMBER 8, Michigan. PFC contamination at the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda has impacted on-site soils, groundwater, surface water, and some area fish (MDCH a,b).


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Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan by James R. Stark Download PDF EPUB FB2

Continued study of ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, defined the movement and distribution of volatile organic compounds in the glacial sand and gravel aquifer at known sites of contamination, and has defined new plumes at two other sites.

The Arrow Street purge system, installed in to remove contaminants from the Building 43 plume, has lowered. From introduction: The U.S. Geological Survey, at the request of the U.S. Air Force, began an investigation of geologic and hydrologic conditions at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in September The investigation was prompted by the discovery that an underground storage tank containing trichloroethylene (TCE) had leaked, contaminating Base water-supply by: 3.

A sand and gravel aquifer of glacial origin underlies Wurtsmith Air Force Base in northeastern lower Michigan. The aquifer overlies a thick clay layer at an average depth of 65 feet. The water table is about 10 feet below land surface in the western part of the Base and about 25 feet below land surface in the eastern part.

A ground-water divide cuts diagonally across the Base from northwest to. ASSESSMENT OF GROUND-WATER CONTAMINATION AT WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE, MICHIGAN, By T. Cummings and F. Twenter ABSTRACT Continued study of ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, defined the movement and distribution of Cited by: 4.

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Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" Author: J. Stark. Get this from a library. Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan. [James R Stark; T Ray Cummings; F R Twenter; Geological Survey (U.S.); United States. Air Force.]. Get this from a library. Assessment of ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, [T R Cummings; F R Twenter; United States.

Air Force.; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. New Michigan water worry emerges near former air base. The most recent revelation about the contamination at Wurtsmith, which closed inis that perfluorinated chemicals, or PFCs — a.

About this Book Catalog Record Details. Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force no to Stark, J. View full catalog record. Book, Print in English Ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan by J.R. Stark, T.R. Cummings, and F.R. Twenter ; prepared in cooperation with the U.S.

Air Force. Groundwater — Pollution — Michigan. Series. Water-resources investigations report ; Summary Contents. Other information. 1 folded map in. Author Cummings, T. Ray. Title Assessment of ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, / by T.R.

Cummings and F.R. Twenter. Ground-water Contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, Issues James R. Stark, T. Ray Cummings, F.

Twenter U.S. Geological Survey, - Groundwater - 93 pages. A photo of a B bomber at Wurtsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda. The base closed in Much of the money to date has been directed. Abstract. Study of ground-water contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, defined the movement and distribution of volatile organic compounds in the glacial sand and gravel aquifer at known sites of contamination, and has defined new plumes at two other sites.

A sand and gravel aquifer about 65 feet thick underlies Wurtsmith Air Force Base in northeastern lower Michigan. The water table ranges in depth from 10 feet to 25 feet below land surface. Mathematical models indicate that ground-water flow ranges from feet per day in the eastern part of the Base to feet per day in the western part.

Michigan groundwater emergency threatens fish, drinking water, way of life Arnie Leriche holds a map of groundwater pollution plumes coming from the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base, in Oscoda. Leriche, a community advisory board member who is involved with the site cleanup, stands in a field that was used for firefighting training at the base.

SITE OT GROUNDWATER MONITORING NETWORK OPTIMIZATION EVALUATION WURTSMITH AIR FORCE BASE, MICHIGAN INTRODUCTION Groundwater monitoring programs have two primary objectives (U.S.

Environmental Protection Agency [USEPA], b; Gibbons, ): 1. Evaluate long-term temporal trends in contaminant concentrations at one or moreFile Size: 1MB.

New Michigan water worry emerges near former air base. Harmful chemicals spilled from the now-decommissioned Wurtsmith Air Force Base are spreading in groundwater. The Detroit Free Press published an article Ma written by Keith Matheny that raises awareness about groundwater contamination at Wurtsmith Air Force Base (WAFB) in Oscoda, Michigan.

You can read the Freep article by clicking here. Keith’s article has current information and details about an upcoming “open house” being held by.

Description: The 2,acre McClellan Air Force Base (McAFB) site was established in and operated as an Air Force Logistics Command Base with a primary mission of management, maintenance, and repair of aircraft, electronics, and communication equipment. The operation and maintenance of aircraft have involvedFile Size: 77KB.

Examples include the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, Col- orado, where irrigation and domestic water-supply wells in adjacent areas have been contaminated from industrial wastes stored at the Arsenal, and also Wurtsmith Air Force Base, Michigan, where toxic organic solvents used in aircraft main- tenance have entered and spread through the [email protected]{osti_, title = {TCE contaminated drinking water wells: A case history}, author = {Geis, D K}, abstractNote = {Trichloroethylene (TCE) was detected in concentrations exceeding the Maximum Concentration Limits (MCL) in three of Shaw Air Force Base`s (Shaw AFB) seven base water supply wells (Nos.

1, 3 and 4). Concentrations had increased over time, as determined by quarterly. I had a great time on the base and enjoyed the people of Oscoda and Tawas. I know there are not too many of us left from that time period.

but if the name rings a bell send me a note. I am just sick reading about the ground water contamination and its possible problems to not only the Air Force Vets, but the local people as well.