Water contamination rises near old Durham landfill
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Monitoring wells around the town’s former landfill on Durham Point Road contained increased levels of PFOA and PFOS contaminants during two recent tests.
Initial testing conducted in April 2017 found low levels of both chemicals, town officials said Friday. Follow-up tests conducted in November 2018 showed higher amounts in two of three monitoring wells around the landfill, located near the town’s current transfer station.
Results from both rounds of testing show the PFOA and PFOS levels lower than 70 parts per trillion, the current state standard for requiring action, according to April Talon, Durham’s town engineer.