Suspected source: Firefighting foam used at the airport
Testing conducted by Fairbanks International Airport in neighborhoods near the airport in December 2017 found PFASs in 26 out of 33 private drinking water wells. 19 of those had levels above the EPA Health Advisory. The lowest detection of PFAS was 6.4 parts-per-trillion (ppt) and the highest detection was 762 ppt.
FAI has contracted with Vision Construction Intl. to provide water delivery services. Residents and businesses in sampling area can call to set up alternate water source.
- Alaska Dept. of Health & Human Services PFOS Fact Sheet
- City of Fairbanks RFTC Response Timeline
- Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substance in Three Alaska Communities