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Toxic fire foam chemicals reach town supply in Marlborough


More properties are testing positive for toxic chemicals in the groundwater near Base Woodbourne, in Marlborough, with drinking water and irrigation supplies affected.

The Ministry for the Environment says there is no immediate health risk to residents, but a precautionary approach is being taken as long-term effects are uncertain.

But one of the wells feeding the tap water of Blenheim residents has tested positive for the PFAS chemicals, while nine private wells used for stock watering or fodder irrigation have levels exceeding milk consumption screening values.  Read full article

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