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Rep. Zeldin Calls on Department of Defense to Assume All Costs for Water Hookup Near Gabreski Air National Guard Base

Washington, DC – (RealEstateRama) — Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1) sent a letter today to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter and Director of the Air National Guard Lieutenant General Stanley E. Clarke III calling for the Department of Defense to assume all costs associated with connecting to the municipal water supply all homes affected by perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) contamination.

Recently, at least seven private wells adjacent to Gabreski Air National Guard Base tested positive for PFOS exposure. At least four of the wells were over the 0.07 ppb lifetime limit established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Congressman Zeldin sent a letter stating that since it is clear that these chemicals were introduced into the groundwater supply through the use of industrial strength firefighting foam during past training exercises at Gabreski Air National Guard Base, it is imperative that the Department of Defense and Air National Guard continue to work with the state and local government to ensure that all impacted residents have access to safe and clean drinking water. You can view a copy of the letter here: PDF iconZeldin letter to DoD on PFOS.pdf