Cannon Air Force Base Holds Informational Meeting on Affected Drinking Water

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State and national help is being given to people whose drinking water has been affected by Cannon Air Force Base. 

Tonight, Cannon AFB held an informational meeting with those whose wells were affected by the contamination and helped connect them with state and national resources for more information.

Officials said that groundwater contamination came from past use of fire-fighting foam to extinguish aircraft fuel fires. 

“It’s not unsolvable. It will just take time and money,” said the Director of Air Force Civil Engineer Centers Environmental Management, Suzanne Bilbrey. “Until the technology catches up, the treatment for this is typically a filtration system.”

Currently, the base is providing bottled water to those whose drinking water is affected. 

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