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Elevated Fluoride in Installation water

HIGH LEVELS OF FLUORIDE FOUND IN WATER

ELMENDORF AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska - The Fort Richardson Water Treatment plant, which provides water to Elmendorf and Fort Richardson, discovered elevated levels of fluoride in the water supply around 4 a.m. this morning.

As a precaution, while testing is being done, Elmendorf officials have directed residents and visitors on base not to drink water from base sources until further notice. The health, welfare and safety of the base community is a top priority of every commander at Elmendorf.

Elmendorf is using water from alternate reservoirs to continue mission essential operations.

For more information contact the 3rd Wing Public Affairs Office at 552-8153 or 552-8941.

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