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Meeting about Airway Heights drinking water exposure assessment set for Thursday

Meeting about Airway Heights drinking water exposure assessment set for Thursday
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Meeting about Airway Heights drinking water exposure assessment set for Thursday

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. - The community can learn more about an exposure assessment for per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in Spokane County, near Fairchild Air Force Base, during an informational meeting Thursday night. 

It's been more than two years since experts found PFAS in the water supply in Airway Heights. The discovery of the chemical prompted a water crisis for those in the area.

PFAS, which were used in firefighting foam, are believed to have seeped into the groundwater from a fire training site on the eastern edge of Fairchild Air Force Base. The city of Airway Heights is now using water from the City of Spokane. 

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) selected Airway Heights as one of eight communities across the country to take part in a study to determine the effects of being exposed to PFAS. 

The CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) will hold the meeting Thursday night. There will be a presentation on the PFAS exposure assessment, followed by questions and discussion, according to a press release. 

 

 

This informational session is open to everyone. It begins at 5:30 p.m. and is expected to last until 8 p.m.

Information Session on PFAS Exposure Assessment
Airway Heights Recreation Center

11405 W Deno Rd, Airway Heights
Thursday, Sep 19, 5:30–8pm

5:30–6pm
Meet and greet with staff from CDC/ATSDR, state and local agencies, and local stakeholders

6–8pm
Presentation on the PFAS exposure assessment, followed by questions and discussion

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