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    Air Force Base Digs Giant Trench to Reduce Impact of Forever Chemicals on Groundwater

    Air Force Base Digs Giant Trench to Reduce Impact of Forever Chemicals on Groundwater

    In an effort to stop contamination before it reaches the Dayton water system, Wright-Patterson Base said engineers have built a 420-foot-long trench near a hazardous materials storage site on the base.

    “The constructed trench will intercept impacted groundwater, and a downgradient-collection basin will catch affected surface water so it can be treated before it's discharged near the Dayton drinking water wellfield,” the base said Thursday.

    “We are very supportive of taking early actions like this that Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is doing,” Bonnie Buthker, chief of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's  District office, said in a statement on the project. “By installing this trench and collecting the contaminated groundwater and the rainwater from this particular site, they're preventing that contamination from impacting Dayton's production wells and also base production wells.”

    The city of Dayton sued the Wright-Patterson and the Department of Defense in May 2021 for (the lawsuit alleges) failing to stop contaminants from entering a source of the city's drinking water.

    The lawsuit, first filed in Dayton's federal court, accuses the base of failing to stop per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as “PFAS,” from entering a city water source.

    The suit was moved to a federal court in South Carolina later that summer, where the case remains pending.

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