By Jess Aloe
June 9, 2016
The possible carcinogen PFOA has been found in water samples from the Vermont Air National Guard base in South Burlington and the Pittsford Fire Academy, Gov. Peter Shumlin announced on Thursday.
The contaminated water is not being used for drinking supplies, Shumlin spokesman Scott Coriell said in a news release. Both sites have used firefighting foam, one source of perflurooctanoic acid and the related substance perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, otherwise known as PFOS.
Water sampled from a groundwater collection system at the National Guard based showed a PFOA concentration of 9,300 parts per trillion and a PFOS concentration of 38,000 parts per trillion.[FULL ARTICLE]