2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Tue, 2 May 2017 10:57:20 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCs: Private well impacted by Fairchild Air Force Base (WA)
Airway Heights property owner learns chemicals contaminated water

by Katie Chen
May 1, 2017

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - A property owner in Airway Heights learned in a letter, that was hand delivered and explained to her by Fairchild Air Force Base, that chemicals had contaminated her water.

Millwee Holler-Kanaga was visited twice in the last week by the Air Force Base. The first time to ask permission to test her well water, and the second to tell her that chemicals from firefighting foam the Air Force uses on their base got into her water.

Her main concern is whether people who have been drinking the water are affected. That’s because the foam has been in use since the 1970s, up until the EPA issued an updated health advisory in 2016 for PFOA and PFOS, chemicals found in the firefighting agent. The Air Force is now taking action following that health advisory.


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Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
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