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Dayton sues air base, defense department for water pollution

Added 05-04-21 03:35:01pm EST - “The city of Dayton has sued the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Department of Defense for failing to stop water contaminants from entering a source of the city's drinking water.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Dayton sues air base, defense department for water pollution”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The city of Dayton has sued the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the U.S. Department of Defense for failing to stop water contaminants from entering a source of the city’s drinking water.

The lawsuit filed Monday in the Southern District of Ohio accuses the air base of failing to stop per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS, from entering one of the sources of the city’s water, the Dayton Daily News reported.

In March, the city gave notice that it intended to sue unless the air base agreed to cooperate on mitigation measures for PFAS contamination.

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PFAS are human-made chemicals that research suggests can cause health problems including cancer and weakened immunity. Found in many products like nonstick cookware and firefighting foam, they are also called “forever chemicals” for their longevity in the environment and resistance to destruction.

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