|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 30 Jul 2018 15:53:08 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Reports show MDEQ [Michigan Department of Environmental Quality] knew of PFAS dangers six years ago"|
Reports show MDEQ knew of PFAS dangers six years ago Oscoda Press July 24, 2018 LANSING – There have been some strong reactions to recent reports that the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) was warned of the harmful effects of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) almost six years ago. According to Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), 15 communities so far have confirmed PFAS contamination, which has been linked to cancer, liver damage and other harm in humans. He released the following statement on July 10: “The seriousness of PFAS contamination cannot be overstated. I have been working with both Republicans and Democrats to bring attention to this crisis and get emergency funding for drinking water and contamination clean-up. One thing is clear: more needs to be done to make sure that Michigan families have access to safe drinking water. Every level of government – including the state of Michigan, the EPA and the Air Force – must act more quickly to clean up contamination, expand access to health care and strengthen drinking water standards.” Anthony Spaniola, who owns property in Oscoda and is a member of the Need Our Water (NOW)community action group, stated on this same day that the people of Michigan and the veterans who served here deserve a full investigation. … For the entire article, see http://www.iosconews.com/oscoda_press/news/article_f861a5c6-8f51-11e8-a70c-174b1968907e.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 <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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