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“(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) released an update today on the testing of drinking water from public water systems being analyzed for the prevalence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).
The water sampling, which began in Feb. 2020, has produced results for more than 300 public water systems thus far. The testing did not detect PFAS in 286 facilities and 17 detections below the action level, however, the village of Bridgeport tested positive for elevated levels of the PFAS chemical PFNA.
The village of Bridgeport uses five production wells to produce drinking water for its 2,800 residents. Bridgeport was notified of PFAS test results on July 16, 2020. The analysis of PFNA found levels at 21.8 parts per trillion (ppt), which is above the Ohio EPA action level of 21 ppt. Levels of three other PFAS compounds were detected below the action level. During testing conducted on July 13, each of Bridgeport’s 5 wells were individually tested and three out of its five production wells did not have PFNA detected. Bridgeport modified its pumping on July 16 to pull water from the three clean wells. This action is expected to reduce PFAS levels to below the action level…”