City of Dayton says WPAFB is responsible for contaminants in water source

The chemicals are PFAS, per-and-polyfluoroalkyl substances.
Samples they collected from 12 wells in Dayton"s aquifer, or Right now, the City of Dayton is working with the Ohio EPA and the U.S. EPA to find a resolution with the base.
One of the steps it can take is to shut down the wells in the area where the PFAS were found, but that’s just a short-term solution.
Dayton Director of Water Mike Powell said there needs to be a more permanent solution, one he says "will require the Air Force to either stop the flow of PFAS from its property or treat the contaminated raw water before it becomes part of the drinking water.
In a one year period of sampling monitoring wells, we have found only one well at the base boundary that exceeded the advisory of 70 parts per trillion, and it does not pose a risk to drinking water supplies.
We anticipate completing replacement of foam in extinguisher systems in nine Wright-Patterson hangars by June.
Ohio EPA Director Craig W. Butler also released a statement regarding Wright-Patterson AFB and continued concerns related to PFAS contamination: “The City of Dayton’s drinking water is safe.
In a Jan. 29 letter to the WPAFB Commander [attached], Ohio EPA detailed specific steps that the base must take to protect Dayton’s water supply, including improved monitoring of ground water contamination from the base and implementing measures to stop the movement of contamination closer to Dayton’s wellfields.
Ohio has serious concerns and feels it is an unacceptable posture for Air Force leadership to simply wait until contamination exceeds the federal Health Advisory Levels in order to address the source of PFAS.
Congressman Mike Turner said he will continue to work to make sure that the situation is addressed by the Department of Defense: “The Mayor’s letter concerns an issue that my office has been actively working with the Department of Defense (DoD), Air Force, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to address.

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