2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:35:58 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Fairchild [AFB, WA] wells not used for drinking water"
Chemicals found in Fairchild wells not used for drinking water

By Jim Camden 
Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA)
April 25, 2017 

Five groundwater wells on Fairchild Air Force Base that are not used for drinking tested high for dangerous chemicals found in firefighting foam, prompting further tests of drinking water sources in the area.

Those findings were part of a water contamination test that has triggered a nationwide review.

The military is testing water at about 400 bases and found problems at more than three dozen, according to an analysis by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

The newspaper reported that despite more than $150 million spent on the effort, the process has been slow and seemingly disjointed.


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