Some near bases in Georgia fear water is tainted
Groundwater near Georgia military bases remains contaminated from a toxic firefighting foam used for decades by the U.S. Air Force, prompting fears about residents’ exposure to the chemicals.
Recent tests at Georgia’s three air bases show extensive contamination of groundwater, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
Environmentalists say that contamination from the foam exposed Georgia communities to chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems.
The Air Force has said that Georgia’s drinking water is safe for people living near the bases.