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Water treatment facility aimed at cleaning up PFAS opens at Pease

A new water treatment facility has opened at Pease International Tradeport, the culmination of a seven-year effort to deal with contaminants in the drinking water. It was seven years ago this month that tests confirmed elevated levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the water. The chemicals were traced to firefighting foam used when the facility was an airbase.

“It’s nice to be getting on the other side of it where we can say the Air Force has invested now $65 million into the water treatment and water processing at Pease,” said Jennifer Miller, acting assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force. “We have a lot more to do.”

Many officials credited Pease mother Andrea Amico, who started the group Pease Moms, with starting the push to clean up the water. Read more…