|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:09:28 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Pease, Portsmouth [NH] wells at risk of contamination"|
Pease, Portsmouth wells at risk of contamination By Jeff McMenemy Seacoast Online (NH) April 26. 2015The move to shut off the city-owned Haven well, which is located near the main runway at Portsmouth International Airport at Pease, means it's now more likely the contamination that closed that well could travel to other wells, according to Scott Hilton, project manager for the state Department of Environmental Services’ Pease Superfund site.
"Now that the Haven well is shut off, we are concerned about the impact of the contamination flowing to the southern well field," Hilton said Friday. This field is the site of the Smith and Harrison wells at Pease International Tradeport.
City officials closed down the city-owned Haven well last May after the Air Force tested the well and found levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) 10 times higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s Provisional Health Advisory, Hilton said. The EPA has classified PFOS as a "contaminant of emerging concern" because of its potential harm to people. PFOS are a class of chemicals known as PFCs, or perfluorochemicals, according to state officials.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.seacoastonline.com/article/20150426/NEWS/150429346/101149/ NEWS
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