- Associated Press - Friday, May 27, 2016

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio U.S. Air Force base is shutting down a drinking water well after environmental regulators directed that it stop using it because of contamination concerns.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base officials said Thursday they will work closely with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to develop a long-range plan to resolve the issue.

Regulators had reported last week that water samples showed high levels of a chemical agent in firefighting foam.

A health advisory was issued for pregnant or lactating women and for bottle-fed infants. The base has distributed bottled water and used it for medical center patients and food preparation.

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