The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) asked the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to evaluate whether PFAS detected in the Oatman Water Company public water system could harm people’s health. ADHS reviewed the data and completed a written report of their findings. Aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), a fire suppressant agent, used in the area is the likely source of PFAS contamination in groundwater.
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The Oatman Water Company is now using a different groundwater well and has not detected PFAS in that well. ATSDR provided technical support to the ADHS and reviewed the report.
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