2017 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Sun, 16 Jul 2017 15:45:52 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFCa: Congressional Action
Congressmen successfully tie PFC measures to military spending bill

By Kyle Bagenstose
Bucks County Courier Times (PA)
July 15, 2017

A trio of area congressman are touting big wins in Washington, D.C., after they successfully tacked on amendments to address drinking water contamination to a military spending bill that passed Friday.

Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, Brendan Boyle, D-13, of Philadelphia, and Pat Meehan, R-7, of Upper Darby, each announced the amendments, with the goal of altering the military’s action on nationwide drinking water contamination from firefighting foam use. The amendments were attached to the House’s National Defense Authorization Act, one of two must-pass military spending bills voted on each year.

Use of certain kinds of foams, dating back to 1970, has resulted in chemical ingredients PFOS and PFOA entering water supplies across the country, including in Bucks and Montgomery counties. The military is engaged in a massive, nationwide effort to investigate the chemicals and limit human exposure when it finds it. But some have criticized aspects of the military’s response, including the lack of a comprehensive health study to determine how those exposed to the chemicals may have been harmed.


For the entire article, see

See also http://www.nh1.com/news/nh-congresswoman-votes-to-address-groundwater-contamination/


Lenny Siegel
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Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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