2016 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:12:23 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] "Seacoast advocates urge more action on water contamination, " Pease Air Force Base (NH)
Seacoast advocates urge more action on water contamination

By Jeff McMenemy
Seacoast Online (NH)
April 18. 2016 

PORTSMOUTH - A local community group is asking state officials to do more to protect residents from a group of chemicals that forced the closing of the city-owned Haven Well at the former Pease Air Force Base.

“As a community facing a contamination, we should not have to continue to question the safety of our drinking water,” Portsmouth resident Andrea Amico, along with Dover residents Alayna Davis and Michelle Dalton, said in a letter they sent to Gov. Maggie Hassan and the state’s congressional delegation.

The local moms recently formed a community action group and launched a new website, testingforpease.com, to address the contaminated water at the Pease International Tradeport, which is home to two day-care centers and more than 275 businesses and 9,000 workers.

The city of Portsmouth closed the Haven well in May 2014 after the Air Force found levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid 12.5 times higher than the EPA’s provisional health advisory.


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