Fairbanks airport hosting open house on water contamination

Representatives from Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Risk Management, PDC Engineers, R&M Consultants and Shannon & Wilson, Inc. will be in attendance.
From 4:30-5:15 p.m., presentations will be given by PDC Engineers and R&M Consultants to outline their involvement.
From 5:15-7 p.m., representatives from state agencies will answer one-on-one questions.
For affected properties to be hooked up to College Utilities, individual property owners must file with the Division of Risk Management, according to a news release from Fairbanks International Airport.
On Oct. 27, the airport was alerted to the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, PFAS, in ground water at the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Training Areas.
Four of six wells tested had concentrations higher than the Environmental Protection Agency health advisory level of 70 parts per trillion.
Of the 158 business and residential wells adjacent to the airport that have been tested, 58 exceed the health advisory limit, 92 have tested below the level and 44 have shown no signs of PFAS, according to the release.
Fairbanks International Airport is the third Interior Alaska location to discover PFAS contamination.
For more information visit dot.alaska.gov/faigroundwater or contact Sammy Loud at 474-2522 or sam.loud@alaska.gov.
Contact the newsroom at 459-7572.

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