|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 1 Dec 2017 23:21:11 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Meeting about Eielson Air Force Base (AK)|
‘Dire Health Effects’: Local Group Seeks Strict Regulation of Firefighting-foam Chemicals By TIM ELLIS KUAC (Fairbanks, AK) November 28, 2017 A toxic-chemical expert told a group in Fairbanks Monday that perflourinated compounds that have contaminated groundwater around some Fairbanks and Eielson Air Force Base-area neighborhoods pose a serious, long-term threat to human health. Organizers of the meeting say they hope to convince state and federal regulators to set more stringent standards for the chemical compounds. Alaskans may soon be hearing a lot more about the two chemical compounds that showed up in groundwater tests conducted last year in the community just outside Eielson Air Force Base. “Moose Creek was the first site, and then the other sites came to light more recently,” says Pam Miller, executive director of Anchorage-based Alaska Community Action on Toxics. “And, y’know, I think we’re just beginning to see the extent of the problem, beginning here in Fairbanks.” … For the entire story, see http://fm.kuac.org/post/dire-health-effects-local-group-seeks-strict-regulation-firefighting-foam-chemicals -- 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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