- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - The Air Force says it’s moving forward with plans for two groundwater treatment systems to protect wells on and near the former Pease Air Force Base from PFC contamination.

The Portsmouth Herald reports (https://bit.ly/2fbLUsM ) the Air Force’s Civil Engineer Center said Tuesday it submitted remedial designs to the Environmental Protection Agency for both systems. The systems will be built in 2017, pending the EPA’s approval.

The center says it’s working with the city, EPA and other authorities to design and construct the systems. One system will treat groundwater at what is now the Pease International Tradeport. The other will treat groundwater under the Pease airfield.

The city closed the Pease base’s Haven well in May 2014 after high levels of perfluorooctane sulfonic acid were found in its water supply.

___

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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide