The 88th Civil Engineer environmental management officials notified the city of Fairborn’s wastewater treatment plant officials. Environmental management personnel, with support from Fairborn personnel, are taking mitigation measures to reduce effects to the base and surrounding communities, base officials said.
Employees at the Fairborn water treatment plant are monitoring the Fairborn treatment site, but have not yet seen anything related to the spill, Communications Manager Meghan Howard said. Fairborn crews were not involved with spill cleanup.
“We take our relationship with community partners seriously, especially when it comes to potential environmental impacts,” Col. Pat Miller, 88th Air Base Wing and installation commander stated. “Our environmental management team is working diligently with our Fairborn partners to ensure we minimize any impacts to the local community.”
Wright-Patterson AFB maintenance personnel are troubleshooting the system to determine the cause of the malfunction, the release stated.