While the cause of these high levels isn’t yet confirmed, DEQ spokespeople say that there is a “correlation” between the PFOS and the use of firefighting foams at the Battle Creek Air National Guard Base.
Results from testing done in July have found dioxins in residential water wells in the Otsego area. Preliminary test results were received for 16 residential wells in the Otsego area, 14 in Allegan County and 2 in Kalamazoo County, indicating some levels of dioxins are in the water wells.
According to his family, 34-year-old Jesse Albrecht died Wednesday; he had been riding an ATV on October 6 in the Houghton Lake Area, when he crashed into a tree head-on. He had been wearing a helmet, but still suffered severe and ultimately fatal injuries.