|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:53:04 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs, VOCs: "Military bases' contamination will affect water for generations"|
Military bases' contamination will affect water for generations By Corinne Roels, Briana Smith, Adrienne St. Clair Center for Public Integrity August 18, 2017 VICTORVILLE, CA - Once a fighter jet training base critical to the Cold War, little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades. “Now when I see the base today, areas of it look like a war zone,” said Frank Vera, an Air Force veteran stationed on the base in the early 1970s. “I don’t think people know what to do with some of these areas because they are so contaminated.” George is among at least 400 active and closed military installations nationwide where the use of toxic chemicals has contaminated or is suspected of contaminating water on bases and nearby communities with chemicals ranging from cleaning solvents and paints to explosives and firefighting foam, according to a News21 investigation. … For the entire article, see https://www.publicintegrity.org/2017/08/18/21105/military-bases-contamination-will-affect-water-generations -- 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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