Airport readies PFAS pollution response

By Mike Koshmrl | Jackson Hole Daily | July 17, 2020

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"Jackson Hole Airport is ordering tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of drinking water filters for neighboring residents in response to perfluoroalkyl substances that have leached into the groundwater, potentially threatening drinking water.

Airport board members signed off Wednesday on approximately $255,000 in expenses to continue monitoring the man-made chemicals, known as PFAS, and how they are migrating beyond the airport’s Grand Teton National Park lease area underground in the Snake River Aquifer.

Those funds will also buy and install the water filters. It’s not yet known if the filters will be needed, pending test results of tap water from homes just west and south of the airport."