DoD Reports ‘Minimal’ PFAS Contamination at Fort Knox

January 5, 2021

Results from Department of Defense testing for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA at seven locations at Fort Knox earlier this year found “minimal environmental contamination” at the Kentucky installation.

“The test results do not show impacts to area drinking water. In fact, Fort Knox typically draws most its drinking water from locations far away from the airfield at wells located near the Ohio River,” said Fort Knox Environmental Management Division Chief Dan Musel in an Army press release.

Musel said drinking water sampled in 2013 and 2019 found no PFOS/PFOA detected.

Fort Knox is currently receiving its drinking water off-post from Hardin County Water District #1 sources while its primary water supply at Muldraugh Water Treatment Plant undergoes renovations.

“Ensuring minimal environmental impact and the safety of the on and off-post communities is a top priority for us,” said Musel.

Photo by U.S. Army

January 5, 2021

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