2 Hampton Bays water wells shut down over contamination concerns

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Authorities have shut down two wells that supply public water in Hampton Bays over contamination concerns.

According to officials, tests show PFC contamination was discovered in two of the town’s drinking water wells, and the contaminant was found in firefighting foam.

The state Department of Environmental Conservation says the Hampton Bays Fire Department stated that it did use or store fire suppression foam.

The department is located near the contaminated wells.

The EPA says PFC can cause liver damage, cancer and thyroid problems.

The water district says it is treating the two contaminated wells, and nine wells still remain in service.

News 12 called the fire department, but has not heard back.

The DEC says it will launch an investigation in the fall.

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