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“The Dover Air Force Base recently took steps to help nearby property owners affected by groundwater contamination from the base.

The base installed water filtration systems at four Dover properties with wells found to have elevated levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)—each part of a group of synthetic chemicals known as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).  

The contamination is a result of firefighting foam previously used on the base. 

Technical Sgt. Chuck Broadway is a spokesperson for the 436th Airlift Wing. He says the affected properties will continue to receive bottled water from the base until it is confirmed the filters are working. 

‘We’re going to do further sampling on the properties that have the house filtration systems installed sometime later in the spring of this year to ensure the water filtration systems are working properly,’ said Broadway.     

Broadway adds the filters are a short-term solution…”