Westfield Water PFOA Contamination Update

The city of Westfield recently received a $1.35 million payment from the U.S. Air Force. The money was earmarked to clean up the city water supply accidentally contaminated by PFOA runoff from the air force. The contamination was caused by firefighting chemicals with PFAS and PFOA used at Barnes Air National Guard Base. According to the EPA, exposure to PFAS can lead to adverse health outcomes in humans. Westfield Residents Advocating for Themselves, or WRAFT, is a group of residents who came together to protest the contamination and push for a proper cleanup. Founding WRAFT member Kristen Mello spoke with Carrie Saldo about the payment and cleanup efforts.