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Airway Heights wells tainted

Two test above acceptable levels for PFOS and PFOA contamination


During a May 16 press conference, officials from Fairchild Air Force Base and Airway Heights announced that two water wells used by the city tested over 70 parts per trillion for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and/or perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) contamination, which is above Environmental Protection Agency lifetime health advisory levels.

The city tested two of its wells in light of the private wells located near Fairchild Air Force Base that were tested for PFOS and PFOA contamination. These chemicals are classified by the EPA as “emerging contaminants” and are found in household...

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