Stories tagged: PFOA
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
The two-hour forum, organized by the Spokane Riverkeeper, will begin at 6 p.m. April 17 in the Barbieri Courtroom at Gonzaga’s School of Law. It will be free and open …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019, 2:43 p.m.
Environmentalists and Democratic lawmakers were quick to criticize the plan, saying it effectively delays much-needed regulations on PFAS chemicals, which have been linked to cancer and other health defects after …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2018
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court in Spokane, alleges Fairchild Air Force Base officials used the fire retardant recklessly and failed to warn neighbors of its “inherently …
UPDATED: Wed., April 11, 2018, 9:35 a.m.
The plaintiffs claim they have suffered from an array of serious health problems caused by the water contamination, which resulted from decades of foam runoff from a training site on …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
The U.S. Air Force has agreed to reimburse the city of Airway Heights for water it’s purchasing from the city of Spokane, months after the revelation that firefighting operations at …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 11:07 p.m.
It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
About 100 more wells near Fairchild Air Force Base will be tested for toxic firefighting chemicals, officials said Monday.
UPDATED: Fri., July 28, 2017, 6:46 p.m.
Toxic firefighting chemicals were found in drinking water north of Fairchild Air Force Base at concentrations of up to 409 parts per trillion, nearly six times the level that federal …
UPDATED: Tue., July 11, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
The search for contaminated water has expanded north of Fairchild Air Force Base after four wells in the area showed elevated levels of toxic firefighting chemicals.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
Fifteen people in a middle-income neighborhood near an airport in Southampton, New York – seaside playground of the rich and famous – are suing 3M Co. and other makers of …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:02 a.m.
The city of Spokane says it met all state and federal standards for the quality of its drinking water in 2016, although leaky pipes and metering remain a problem.
UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 7:08 p.m.
City officials in Airway Heights expect to finish flushing water lines of contaminants from Fairchild Air Force Base on Sunday night or Monday morning.
UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
Air Force officials have expanded their search for contaminated groundwater after testing found chemical runoff affecting neighbors of Fairchild Air Force Base.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
Air Force officials visited Julie Dipple’s home last week to share some troubling news: Her drinking water is contaminated and it probably has been for a long time.
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Fairchild Air Force Base says groundwater that supplies nearby homes may have been contaminated by a fire-extinguishing foam that the Air Force stopped using last year after a recommendation by …