Read the full article by Ismail Turay Jr. (Dayton Daily News)

“So-called ‘forever chemicals’ have been detected in at least a dozen private drinking water wells in the communities near the Aullwood Audubon Farm Discovery Center since the chemicals were discovered in the facility’s water system last fall.

The Ohio Department of Health and third party sampling services have been testing private wells in the area for the contaminants since state and local officials urged property owners to test their wells for the cancer-causing contaminants known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ― or PFAS. Since January, the ODH has conducted two rounds of testing and detected the contaminants in a total of five wells ― including three in the lastest round. The agency has sampled a total of 35 wells.

A third party sampling service has reported an additional three wells in the area that are contaminated with PFAS, ODH said.

Linda Aller, a hydrologist with Bennett and Williams Environmental Consultants Inc., has detected the contaminants in a total of six wells in the area, she said, noting that she reported two to the state. Homeowners hired her to sample their wells for the chemicals. It’s not clear how many other third party services have collected water samples in the area or if they detected PFAS…”