|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:27:22 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking water contamination - and it will take years"|
Nearly 400 military bases must be tested for drinking water contamination — and it will take years by Justine McDaniel & Laura McCrystal Philadelphia Inquirer (PA) April 21, 2017 Earlier this year, one South Jersey property owner got a notice: Chemicals from a nearby military base had seeped into the well that supplied drinking water to the site — contaminating it at a level 20 times higher than the federal government considers safe. It’s a familiar story to residents from New York to Colorado, Pennsylvania to Idaho. Contamination from former or current military installations, including in Horsham, Warrington, and Warminster, has ignited a nationwide review of water on or around bases that used a firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals. In the Philadelphia suburbs, about 70,000 residents have contended with tainted water running from their taps. The military is now testing nearly 400 bases and has confirmed water contamination at or near more than three dozen, according to an analysis of data by the Inquirer and Daily News. The new numbers offer the best look to date at the potential scope of the problem. … For the entire article, see http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/Military-water-contamination-PFOS-PFOA-AFFF-willow-grove-warminster.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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