Those firefighting chemicals that leaked from Moody Air Force Base
are on the front page of the Valdosta Daily Times today:
Moody recommends private well owners contact their county representatives for information on testing personal wells.
Paige Dukes, Lowndes County clerk and public information officer,
said this is an opportunity for county residents such as Tann to
have their water tested. Not only for PFAS but for any other
contaminants that might be there.
Indeed, and Lowndes County operates
the Moody AFB wastewater treatment plant that spilled into Beatty Branch
and Cat Creek.
So it’s an opportunity for Lowndes County to help organize testing for these
per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs),
because testing for them isn’t nearly as simple or inexpensive as
testing for other contaminants.
Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman,
nearby resident Debra Tann, VDT reporter Thomas Lynn and photographer Derrek Vaughn, at Beatty Branch, January 7, 2019. Photo: John S. Quarterman for WWALS.
Debra Tann and I were back at Beatty Branch on January 7, 2019,
this time with the VDT,
about the firefighting chemical issue
that was in
the Atlanta Journal-Constitution the first week of January.
This time it was for local reporters.
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