“The Suffolk County Health Department has expanded a survey of private wells in Wainscott following the detection of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, in four additional wells, bringing the total number of wells in which PFCs have been detected to 63.

The discovery of PFCs in wells near the East Hampton Airport, following a survey that began in August, represents “our highest-priority issue at the moment,” Councilman Jeffrey Bragman said at the East Hampton Town Board’s work session on Tuesday. The board, he said, understands its “obligation to protect the health and safety of residents,” and to that end is considering all options.

The expanded survey area now includes properties south of the East Hampton Airport lying east of Town Line Road and Sayre’s Path, west of Daniel’s Hole Road and Georgica Pond, and north of Wainscott Main Street.”

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