WAINSCOTT, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Suffolk County well being officers wish to check personal wells after chemical compounds have been discovered.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Corridor reported, the chemical compounds are referred to as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). They’re generally utilized in firefighting foam.
The issue is that after checks have been carried out on personal consuming water wells in Wainscott close to the East Hampton Airport, one properly examined constructive for greater-than-regular ranges of the chemical compounds that may trigger liver injury, most cancers, and thyroid points.
Suffolk County Deputy Government Peter Scully informed WCBS 880 they wish to check almost one hundred personal wells within the space.
“We’re providing to check individuals’s faucet water free of charge to ensure that it’s not contaminated. The City of East Hampton is now providing people within the survey space bottled water as a precaution, pending outcomes of the sampling,” Scully stated.
The identical sort of chemical compounds contaminated wells in Hampton Bays and Westhampton Seashore, close to a fireplace district and an Air Nationwide Guard base.