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NYS DOH Starts Private Well Sampling Near Stewart ANG Base

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The New York state Department of Health has begun sampling private wells in the vicinity of Stewart Air National Guard base, which the state Department of Environmental Conservation declared a superfund site in August.

 

The state health department is sampling private wells in the Town of New Windsor, in the vicinity of the base, which the DEC declared a superfund site after finding that the base is a significant source of PFOS contamination found in Washington Lake, the main source of drinking water for Newburgh. According to a health department spokesperson, two private wells have been tested and both came up non-detectable for PFOS. The department Tuesday solicited participation in its private well sampling program and left notifications and contact information at the front door of residents who weren’t home. 

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