- Associated Press - Friday, November 27, 2015

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - Officials say blood tests taken from Portsmouth residents exposed to contaminated water at the former Pease Air Force Base will not get their results until next year.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1MIv2o5 ) the state Department of Health and Human Services says they will begin sending batches of blood tests to a second lab to be processed after Thanksgiving. The results are expected to be mailed to participants in early 2016.

The second round of testing collected close to 1,100 samples from the contaminated well at the Pease International Tradeport. The state reached a contract with AXYS Labs to conduct testing on the remaining samples.

The Haven well was closed in May 2014 after levels of a contaminant were found to be 12.5 times higher than the EPA’s Provisional Health Advisory.

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

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