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General News    H3'ed 4/9/19

Tests: PFAS (polyfluoroalkyl substances) limits below federal limits in drinking water near Cannon Air Force Base

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Samples from two wells supplying drinking water tested by the NM Environment Department did contain fire retardant polyfluoroalkyl substances. That includes samples from the Turquoise Estates drinking water system, but  levels are below the federal health advisory.

“We wanted to ensure that the source water that was being provided to the servicemen and women at Cannon was still safe,” said NMED Secretary James Kenney. “And that we had updated data based on our testing the water, and not just Cannon testing the water.” The issue isn’t straightforward, because there are a number of related chemicals, and the risks associated with exposure to them aren’t  understood.

New Mexico is not alone in grappling with PFAS contamination from Air Force bases. Last week, the state of Michigan released its own advisory guidelines for PFAS. 

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