CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — The Navy is providing bottled drinking water to some of its employees in Chesapeake after tests showed a high level of a certain chemical.
Officials say the water is being provided at Naval Auxiliary Landing Field Fentress just as a precaution.
The chemical is commonly found in fire extinguishing foam that is used during training exercises on base.
The Navy says the chemical found is not regulated by the EPA right now – but they decided to play it safe.
|Parameter||Drinking Water Concentrations||EPA PHA Level||Exceeds EPA PHA Level|
|Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS)||1||0.2||Yes|
|Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA)||1.8||0.4||Yes|
|*1 part per billion (ppb) = 1 microgram per liter (ug/L)|