Westfield residents discuss study of city’s water supply at public meeting

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Westfield residents are trying to ensure the safety of their water supply.  

The city is currently renovating several wells. The activist group WRAFT wants to make sure their water is free from toxic chemicals. 

At the start of the new year, Westfield will be putting in a proposal to be a part of a PFAS health study. 

“Conditions now like auto-immune diseases, asthma, allergies other autoimmune effects, or thyroid effects may be related to the PFSA in the water but without performing any of these studies there’s no way anyone could say it’s associated,” said Kristen Mello, co-founder of WRAFT. 

In collaboration with UMass, they will research health effects related to the exposure of chemicals. 

Tuesday night’s public meeting was held to let residents know about their options and how to get involved in the study. 

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