Fire, wind danger and possible record heat for weekend

The weekend will bring some big swings in temperatures, plenty of sunshine and winds that could gust to 60 mph. It begins on Saturday with a nice day as highs will climb to the mid to upper 70s, with Lubbock at 76 degrees for the afternoon.
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FACT SHEET: PFOA & PFOS Drinking Water Health Advisories

EPA has established health advisories for PFOA and PFOS based on the agency’s assessment of the latest peer-reviewed science to provide drinking water system operators, and state, tribal and local officials who have the primary responsibility for overseeing these systems, with information on the health risks of these chemicals, so they can take the appropriate actions to protect their residents
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U.S. Air Force finds 20 contaminated water wells at former Reese Air Force Base

Officials with the United States Air Force say 19 private drinking water wells and one public water well are contaminated with perflourinated compounds. In a news release, officials say the Air Force is providing bottled water to affected well owners and has been working with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), the EPA and affected communities to protect human health and drinking water supplies. 
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