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Air Force completes water testing near Cannon base

October 24, 2018

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Recent tests show three of 25 private water sites near Cannon Air Force Base are not safe to drink.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center has completed testing the sites and two other sites are below Environmental Protection Agency safety threshold, but still need monitoring.

Twenty sites showed no evidence the water is contaminated.

The testing was done in response to Cannon’s announcement in August that groundwater monitoring wells on base contained high levels of Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS.

Two other sites were found to be below the health advisory of 70 parts per trillion of certain PFAS, but high enough for monitoring.

The Air Force will continue to monitor the area but isn’t planning additional tests outside that area.

Officials declined to identify the location of the three sites.

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Information from: The Eastern New Mexico News, http://www.easternnewmexiconews.com