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Cannon Air Force Base: Drinking water safe but tests planned


August 26, 2018

CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — Officials at Cannon Air Force Base say its drinking water is safe but that they're inspecting groundwater monitoring wells to assess the potential for groundwater contamination from past firefighting activities.

The Eastern New Mexico News reports the inspection is prompted by contaminants found in monitoring wells on the base near Clovis and the contaminants are from foam no longer used in firefighting.

Base spokesman J.P. Rebello says there's "no known contamination pathways to municipal drinking water sources" and that the inspection is intended to determine whether...

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