Air Force to reimburse WV city for cleanup

May 23, 2019

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The Air Force has agreed to reimburse $4.9 million to the city of Martinsburg, West Virginia, for expenses related to the 2016 cleanup of hazardous chemicals from the city’s water supply.

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia announced the agreement Wednesday.

A statement released by Capito’s office says the Environmental Protection Agency identified high levels of contamination linked to chemicals known as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAs. The EPA mandated that additional water filtration systems be installed at a treatment plant.

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