Read the full article by Jenica Sabelstrom (KRIS 6 NEWS)
“CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Samples of drinking water surrounding military bases in Corpus Christi and Kingsville have confirmed traces of ‘forever chemicals’ are below the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Lifetime Health Advisory levels, according to a statement from the Navy.
Test results released Monday suggest all the drinking water samples taken in the Coastal Bend are below the health advisory level of 70 parts-per-trillion standards.
The Navy began testing private drinking water wells in February around Naval Air Stations Corpus Christi and Kingsville, as well as Outlying Field Waldron, for two PFAS chemicals, specifically perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). Those chemicals have been used in products to resist heat, such as firefighting foam used to extinguish aircraft accidents.
In a 6 Investigates story done in December, KRIS 6 News reported that the government acknowledged forever chemicals have been linked to cancer, among other health issues.
The Navy said its voluntary testing is part of an ongoing effort nationwide to make sure the use of those products has not impacted surrounding communities…”