2019 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 20:46:50 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Ayer residents learn more about water contamination" near former Fort Devens, MA
Ayer residents learn more about water contamination

By Jon Winkler 
Lowell Sun (MA)
April 23, 2019

AYER - About 50 residents filled the Ayer-Shirley Regional High School Tuesday night to learn more about the chemical compounds detected in their water supply. 

The People of Ayer Concerned About the Environment, or PACE, hosted an informational meeting where three environmental experts detailed the origins, national spread and potential health risks of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFAS. Levels of these chemical compounds were detected in several town water wells within the last two years, causing residents concern over whether or not their public water supply is safe to drink. 

Though a definite cause of the notable levels of PFAS in Ayer's water wells has not been determined, prior reports believed it to be toxic runoff from old landfills and dump sites at the now-defunct Fort Devens military base. 


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 

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