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“The U.S. Army conducted testing of 23 drinking water wells on private properties near Fort Riley’s Marshall Army Airfield in October and December and found one well with concentrations of two compounds that exceed the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lifetime Health Advisory levels.

The testing looked for concentrations of Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), which are part of a larger group of chemical compounds known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS. The Environmental Protection Agency issued a health advisory establishing a threshold concentration of PFOA and PFOS for drinking water of 70 parts per trillion.

One well showed concentrations of PFOA and PFOS combined of 128 parts per trillion, which is above the EPA’s lifetime health advisory threshold. The property owner and resident at that location have been notified and the Army is providing bottled water to the resident for drinking and cooking. The Army, in conjunction with the EPA and Kansas Department of Health and Environment, will also seek a long-term remedy…”