Whidbey Island Has a PFAS Contamination Problem

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Article courtesy of Jon Humbert | December 27th, 2016 | Komonews | Shared as educational material.

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Another incident of PFOS contaminating the water supply near a naval base happened at Whidbey Island. Samples of wells across the island show that the potentially contaminated wells have doubled over the past two weeks. PFAS are a chemical used in a common fire suppression fluid. The army is still investigating more sites for contamination but for the mean-time, they are offering to do free tests for many of the residents. Residents who are found to have a contamination problem will be given bottled water by the navy. Read more about the crisis here.

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