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“Cannon Air Force Base will soon be part of a pilot study and engineering evaluation/cost estimate dealing with groundwater contamination from the ‘forever chemicals’ of PFOS and PFOA, according to a Tuesday release from the U.S. Air Force.

Under terms of the $16.6 million contract with AECOM/Brice, a small-scale water treatment center will be installed at the base’s southeast corner to remove perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOA, from groundwater leaving the base. The compounds are used in various consumer and industrial products, and were previously a significant component of firefighting foam used by military fire departments at more than 100 military installations. There is no drinking water standard for the chemicals, but the Environmental Protection Agency five years ago issued lifetime health advisories of 70 parts per trillion for PFOS and PFOA in drinking water supplies…”