Some near bases in Ge­or­gia fear wa­ter is tainted

The Tribune (SLO) (Sunday) - - News -

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.

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