AP NEWS

Air Force to expand testing for water pollution near Spokane

January 22, 2018

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force is expanding the area they are testing for water contamination in the Spokane suburb of Airway Heights.

Last year, the city went without drinkable tap water for more than 20 days after officials said there were high levels of two different contaminants in the water and urged residents not to drink it.

KREM-TV reports that the Air Force announced Friday it would expand the current sampling area to include more private well owners.

Airway Heights is home to Fairchild Air Force Base.

The water is contaminated with chemicals used by the Air Force in fire trucks from 1970-2016.

___

Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/

AP RADIO
Update hourly