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NAVY FINDS “FOREVER CHEMICALS” ON PATUXENT, ST. MARYS RIVERS

Source: https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/, April 16, 2021
By: Timothy B. Wheeler

The U.S. Navy has reported finding high concentrations of toxic “forever chemicals” in groundwater beneath its Patuxent River air base in Southern Maryland and beneath a smaller airfield nearby on the St. Marys River.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were detected in all 16 areas sampled last year at Naval Air Station Patuxent River and at both areas checked at the Webster Field annex, the Navy disclosed in a 50-page document recently posted online. The shallow groundwater contaminated by PFAS seeps into “nearby streams and rivers,” the Navy document says. The Patuxent River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, while the St. Marys River flows into the Potomac River, another Bay tributary. Read more.

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