Military base in Ohio lifts water advisory; says water safe

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A southwest Ohio military base that recently agreed to test a nearby river for firefighting foam compounds that authorities suspect contaminated some base wells has lifted a drinking water advisory it issued in May for pregnant and lactating women and infants.

The Dayton Daily News reports ( base officials now say water sample tests have consistently shown the drinking water is safe to drink.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton issued the advisory out of concern over exposure to groundwater contamination after federal environmental authorities lowered the lifetime exposure threshold of the two compounds. Federal officials said they could have adverse effects on fetuses and bottled-fed infants.

The base’s lifting of the advisory follows its agreement with state environmental regulators to test the Mad River for the suspected compounds.


Information from: Dayton Daily News,