Brunswick water tests come back clean

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BRUNSWICK — Tests determined well water is safe at the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, which has been redeveloped into commercial and residential properties since its closure in 2011.

The U.S. Navy has been testing for residual toxic chemicals – perfluorinated compounds that were found in industrial products and can cause health problems –that may have contaminated groundwater and private wells.

At a meeting Sept. 21, the environmental coordinator of the Brunswick base closure said recent samples of residential wells showed no signs of contamination, according to the Portland Press Herald. They also pledged to keep testing the area water.

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  • Paul Whitcomb

    Since it is the Navy doing the testing, the results are not to be trusted. There are some good, independent water quality testing companies that are inexpensive and they test for perflourinated compounds and other toxins in the water. You just have to send them in a sample.
    By-the-way, I’d definitely call death more than a “health problem”.