PFOA & PFOS Contamination of Groundwater from Fairchild AFB Found Near Palisades Park
Palisades neighbor Becky Brown recently notified the Palisades that the PFOA/PFOS contamination of groundwater from Fairchild AFB is, unfortunately, showing up in our neighborhood. A number of neighbors on Greenwood Rd, including east of Grove Rd, have had levels above the EPA limit of 70 ppt.
The Palisades encourages neighbors in the area to get their water tested. Fairchild AFB will only recognize tests taken by a testing technician at Anatek Labs in Spokane for compensatory purposes should PFOA and PFOS be found in your water. You can call to schedule a test: 509-838-3999. Make sure to mention that you would like this specific test. Tests run $400, and the cost of the test will only be compensated if PFOA/PFOS limits are surpassed.
PFOA and PFOS are associated with a number of negative health effects, hence the EPA limits. Click the below button for information from the EPA about PFOA and PFOS.
Please note: Choosing to test your water is a personal decision, and Palisades is not responsible for facilitating compensation and/or testing of water.