NY: Residents Near MacArthur Airport Assured Water is Safe

Feb. 6, 2018

State and county officials sought to reassure concerned residents Monday night their drinking water was safe following the recent revelation that Long Island MacArthur Airport was a possible Superfund site.

News broke Jan. 30 that past use and storage of a firefighting foam at the airport could have contaminated drinking water supplies. Airport officials said Monday they have not used the foam at the airport since at least 2000.

Water samples taken at a nearby well in January detected a compound known as perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, above federal health advisory levels, officials from the state Department of Environmental Conservation have said.

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