Category: Nature & Environment

New data suggests PFAS in Brunswick-Topsham water supply may come from former base

A recent U.S. Navy report finds that perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances concentrated near the runway of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station “may be a primary source of PFAS in (area) groundwater and springs,” potentially contaminating the aquifer that supplies two well fields of the Brunswick & Topsham Water District, which serves roughly 18,000 residents.

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