- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - A federal official says a potential health study on water contamination at a former military base could be part of a broader group of contaminated Department of Defense sites.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2191IxL ) Frank Bove, the senior epidemiologist for The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, says they might do a combined study with similar sites if the population of the former Pease Air Force Base isn’t large enough.

Bove says the first step to working toward the study is to form a Community Assistance Panel.

The Haven well at the Pease base was closed in 2014 after the Air Force found levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid more than 12 times higher than the EPA’s Provisional Health Advisory.

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Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com

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