Navy holding meeting about Fentress drinking water tonight

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Residents near Naval Auxiliary Landing Field (NALF) Fentress can attend an informational meeting tonight concerning recent drinking water tests.

Officials with the Navy, EPA and Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry will be on-hand to talk about test results for drinking water samples that were taken from properties near Fentress early this month.

The samples were tested after Perfluorinated Compounds (PFC) were found in drinking water from base wells in January.

Two of the 52 wells tested contained levels above the EPA provisional health advisory for PFCs. The Navy says the home owners for these wells have received bottled water.

In addition, the Navy says two other nearby properties have PFC levels that are above the preliminary health advisory levels for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) and Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA).

Last month, Navy officials and the City of Chesapeake set-up a water-fill station for residents who may be concerned about their well water.

The Navy says it is considering which methods will be best for a long-term solution.

Tonight’s meeting is set to run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Christian School.

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