|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:02:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Washington "State Senate votes to largely prohibit sale of firefighting foam ..."|
State Senate votes to largely prohibit sale of firefighting foam linked to water pollution in Washington If the bill passes both chambers of the Legislature, Washington would become the first state to restrict the sale of firefighting foam containing PFAS, according to a group that advocated for the bill. By Hal Bernton Seattle Times (WA) February 11, 2018 The state Senate passed legislation Saturday to sharply restrict the sale of a class of firefighting foams linked to water pollution in Washington and elsewhere in the nation. State Senate Bill 6413, approved 39-8, would largely prohibit — as of 2020 — the sale of firefighting foams containing polyfluoroalkyl and perfluoroalkyl chemicals — known as PFAS. Those chemicals have been found in some drinking-water wells on Whidbey Island, Issaquah, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Airway Heights near Fairchild Air Force Base. “Hopefully, with this bill passing, we will limit future contamination,” said Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, a Sequim Democrat who sponsored the bill. … For the entire article, see https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/state-senate-votes-to-largely-prohibit-sale-of-firefighting-foam-linked-to-water-pollution-in-washington/ -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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