Is There Contamination at Malmstrom AFB in Great Falls?

For anyone spending any time either watching your television or surfing the internet, you have probably come across a graphic, small video or televised commercial talking about the contamination of drinking water supplies at Camp Lejeune.  It isn't just that particular base though.  It is affecting over 200 of our bases across the country.

So, what about right here in Great Falls?  Could we be facing the same problems with our drinking water supply from complications from Malmstrom Air Force Base?

Leaching Toxic Chemicals into Our Water Supply - Forever Chemicals

The Department of Defense in a new report state that over 455 bases have reported above normal levels for PCB's.  Those forever chemicals:

have been linked to cancer, birth defects, decreased immunity, high cholesterol, kidney disease and a range of other serious health problems

According to the DoD, thankfully, Malmstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls is not listed on the report.  It doesn't mean Montana is in the clear though.

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One Base in Montana Does Make the DoD List

While Great Falls may be off the hook, for now, Montana does have one city that is being looked over for those contaminants.

Fort William Henry Harrison and the Helena Aviation Readiness Center are currently in the remedial investigation phase.  Good news, right?  But here is the thing, how are our military bases not up to snuff?  The Department of Justice has stated that they will now start enforcing the Environmental Protection Agency national drinking water standard.  How have we not always been doing this?

Are you concerned about the drinking water in Great Falls due to Malmstrom Air Force Base?  Let us know in our social media accounts, with the appchat feature or you can email us here.

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