Fairchild Air Force Base has claimed responsibility for groundwater contamination involving toxic, man-made fluorinated chemicals. To see how far the chemicals have spread, The Spokesman-Review is building a map based on information from West Plains residents who have had their wells tested.
905 S. Wheatland St.
Resident reports PFOA/PFOS concentration of 4.4 parts per trillion, per Air Force test. "Also tested through TestAmerica at 3.9 parts per trillion. Waiting on last results from Air Force for re-testing in October."
13811 W. Thorpe Road
14725 W. Thorpe Road
Resident reports PFOA/PFOS concentration of 4,520 parts per trillion.
6118 S. Craig Road
Deep Creek Ranchettes Water Association
The Deep Creek Ranchettes Water Association is a residential water system just north of Fairchild Air Force Base. It serves about 200 people in 49 homes between Buckboard Avenue on the south, Deno Road on the north, Fairchild Drive on the west and Dover Road on the east. The Air Force has not tested the system, but the water association conducted its own test in May 2017 and found no trace of PFOA or PFOS. The water association plans to continue testing for the chemicals every six months.
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