Wurtsmith Air Force Base, MI

Wurtsmith Air Force Base is a decommissioned United States Air Force base that was closed by the 1991 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC 2) and is a proposed EPA Superfund site.

The 5,223-acre Wurtsmith Air Force Base (Wurtsmith AFB) is located on the northeastern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula. Leaking chemical storage tanks and waste disposal operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing. Some areas of the site are still under investigation.

Site Facts:

NPL Status: Proposed
Street Address:
Congressional District: 01
EPA ID: MI5570024278
Population (within 1 mile): 101-1,000
Contaminant Information

Site Contacts:

  • Community Involvement Coordinator (CIC):
    (312) 353-6196

Facebook: Wurtsmith AFB Water – Health Issues via water
Created to serve as a reference point for former WAFB residents to share information regarding health issues, and probable chemical exposure via base water sources.

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  1. Wurtsmith AFB is a Superfund Site. We have a lot of sick civilians and = veterans from contaminated drinking water

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