|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:49:18 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] VOCs, CONTRACTORS: "Pollution still making us sick, Tucson south-siders tell Air Force"|
Pollution still making us sick, Tucson south-siders tell Air Force By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star March 19, 2018 Once again, claims that groundwater pollution left behind by defense plants and other industries are causing cancers and other illnesses are pouring in from Tucson’s south side. More than 1,350 south-side residents have filed formal claims with the U.S. Air Force in the past year regarding “alleged contamination” at its plant where the long-departed Hughes Aircraft Co. once manufactured defense-related products, an Air Force spokesman said last week. With claims still arriving regularly, and with so many parties involved, the Air Force hasn’t decided on any claim and has no timetable, spokesman Mark Kinkade said. Details of most of the claims aren’t immediately available. But more than a half-dozen residents who filed claims told the Arizona Daily Star last week that they believe contaminated drinking water and possible other exposures to pollution left them with various cancers, heart ailments, autoimmune diseases such as lupus and other health problems. Such claims are often precursors to future lawsuits. … For the entire article, see http://tucson.com/news/local/pollution-still-making-us-sick-tucson-south-siders-tell-air/article_5f3c9cfb-5833-5504-87f8-3353c4b08349.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 <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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