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Airway Heights seeks water costs

City seeks millions in damages from Air Force


Last updated 5/9/2019 at 8:55pm

The city of Airway Heights sent a letter to the United States Air Force and the United States Department of Defense Thursday, May 2, demanding they pay nearly $47 million in damages as the result of the 2017 contamination of the city’s water supply by Fairchild Air Force Base.

According to the letter, the city and the Air Force are in agreement that Air Force activities contributed to PFOA and PFAS contamination via firefighting foam, which the city believes makes the Air Force liable for damages for “trespass, nuisance and negligence.”

In May 2017, contaminates were found in three c...

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