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Water contamination shuts down Pease tradeport well
Dave Mullen, executive director of the Pease Development Authority, said Thursday that the Haven Well’s closure hadn’t affected water services at Pease. Mullen said the city of Portsmouth operates water services at the tradeport and could supplement water supplies if necessary.
The New Hampshire departments of environmental services and health and human services said Thursday that the contaminant was one of a class of chemicals known as perfluorochemicals, or PFCs. Portsmouth’s water system was not affected, the departments said.
The state departments said Air Force operations decades ago could have led to the contamination.
“It is suspected that firefighting foam used by the Air Force starting around 1970 for plane crashes and training exercises contained PFCs that leached into the ground and consequently contaminated the well,” the departments said.
Wimsatt said the samples that led to Thursday’s closure were taken in April and confirmed this month.
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