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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Contamination anniversary

Airway Heights City Council discusses water crisis near the one-year mark


Airway Heights is hitting the one-year anniversary of the water crisis, when PFOS and PFOA chemicals from Fairchild Air Force Base contaminated two wells in 2017. The City Council was still discussing the matter a year later at the May 14 meeting with an emergency preparedness presentation from Fire Chief Mitch Metzger and Police Chief Lee Bennett.

The presentation started off with explaining their incident command system, which coordinates emergency responders from multiple agencies to be effective in a situation. Metzger explained that this came into effect nationwide after the 9/11 attac...

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