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Battle Creek Air National Guard base to begin testing water for toxic chemicals

Air Force to test groundwater for contamination at Battle Creek ANG base. (File - WWMT)

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The U.S. Air Force will test groundwater for potential contamination at the Battle Creek Air National Guard base Monday.

The Air Force revealed they used foam containing potentially cancerous chemicals, or PFAS, to fight fires on the base for decades.

Air Force to test groundwater for contamination at Battle Creek ANG base

The EPA recently issued a health advisory after discovering the chemicals can increase your risk for cancer.

Beginning Monday, crews will take groundwater and drinking well samples to find signs of the potentially harmful compounds.

Stay with Newschannel 3 for updates.

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