Officials seeking support from local government for water issues

HARRISVILLE — With the ongoing water pollution issue taking place in Oscoda Township, Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport officials are seeking support from other municipalities to ask the U.S. Air Force and federal government to clean up the mess.
Wednesday Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport Authority Chairman Kevin Boyat asked the Alcona County Board of Commissioners during a meeting to support a resolution asking for a cleanup.
“There are a lot of people who are concerned about it, and we have a lot of businesses on the base,” Boyat said.
As residents seek alternative water sources in the form of municipal water hookups, reverse osmosis systems or water bottle systems, local authorities have been asking the government to fix the issue.
Boyat said the authority decided to create a resolution to send to the state and the federal government to fix the issue.
“We want to send it to you to ask for your support to ask the state and the federal government to show that the Air Force should be responsible,” he said.
2, along with Commissioner Kathleen Vichunas, he did not think the Air Force would willingly pay anything for a cleanup on the former facility.
Johnston said he would give the resolution to the other commissioners and consider the resolution during an upcoming meeting.
Boyat said the resolution is being given to Iosco County townships and other municipalities for support.
He said it may be given to Alcona County townships as well.

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