Invitation to Community Meeting

Dear Property Owner or Occupant:


The City of Fairbanks would like to invite you to a community meeting on Thursday, August 11 to discuss the presence of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in groundwater near the Regional Fire Training Center (RFTC) at 1730 30th Avenue. You are receiving this invitation because we have collected a sample from the water-supply well at your home or business, or because your property borders Peger Lake. Other individuals who live in the RFTC area are also welcome to attend.


Regional Fire Training Center Community Meeting

Thursday, August 11

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Noel Wien Public Library

1215 Cowles Street



The State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has prepared a fact sheet describing the health effects associated with exposure to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). PFOS is the perfluorinated compound detected in the highest concentrations in groundwater at the Regional Fire Training Center. The City is continuing to work with local environmental consulting firm Shannon & Wilson Inc. to assess the extent of PFOS-containing groundwater near the RFTC. At this meeting, we will discuss the health effects of PFOS, summarize our work that has been to date, and answer any questions you may have.

For more information, please contact Jackson Fox at 459-6758.


Jackson C. Fox

City Engineer