TVA Says Arsenic Found In Upper Aquifer But Not Memphis Aquifer

Water pipeThe Tennessee Valley Authority has confirmed arsenic and other substances found last spring in elevated levels in monitoring wells in southwest Memphis are also in an upper water aquifer above the deeper Memphis aquifer.

“More investigation is necessary to better understand the connection and the impacts of the existing industrial wells in the surrounding area,” the TVA statement released early Wednesday afternoon said.

TVA and University of Memphis officials involved in the study were to talk more specifically about the findings at a Wednesday, March 7th, afternoon press conference.

Read more and find updated news conference details from Memphis Daily News


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