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CDC Will Discuss Health Risks Of Past Water Contamination At Pease


Scientists with the Centers for Disease Control will be in Portsmouth Tuesday to talk about their latest report on health risks from past water contamination at Pease International Tradeport.

That report agrees with existing research that says it's very possible that toxic PFAS chemicals from military activities created health risks for children and adults at the Tradeport.

The development's most contaminated well supplied water to daycares and businesses for about 20 years, and to the air force base before that. The well was shut down in 2014.

CDC officials will be available to talk about the study Tuesday at Great Bay Community College, from 8 to 11 a.m., noon to 4 p.m., and 5 to 9 p.m.

The public can also comment on the report in writing through June 3.

Annie has covered the environment, energy, climate change and the Seacoast region for NHPR since 2017. She leads the newsroom's climate reporting project, By Degrees.

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