Northwest Florida

DOD says water could be contaminated at local military installations

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) - The Department of Defense released a study that says 126 military installations across the country have contaminated water that causes cancer and birth defects.

Three of those military installations are in our area. They include NAS Pensacola, Whiting Field and Eglin Air force Base.

The DOD conducted groundwater testing and found that military, private and public drinking water systems could pose a threat.

In the study, the DOD states its priority to protect personnel living and working on these properties and the surrounding communities.

The DOD says it's addressing the cleanup responsibility and looking to lower the levels of contaminated water.

Here's the Pentagon report with the list of all contaminated bases:

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