|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:22:12 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Air Force spends $8 million in year after Reese [AFB, TX] water contamination announcement"|
Air Force spends $8 million in year after Reese water contamination announcement By Kase Wilbanks KCBD TV-11 News (Lubbock, TX) January 18, 2019 LUBBOCK COUNTY, TX - January 19 will mark one year since the United States Air Force announced it found water wells on and near the former Reese Air Force Base contaminated with polyfluoruoakyl substances exceeding government regulations. In that time, the Air Force says it has spent at least $8 million in its response. “We’re in this for the long haul,” Air Force Program Manager Paul Carroll said. “We think, since the contamination has been there probably for several years, it typically will take years to clean up a plume that’s in the groundwater. We have experience with the cleaning solvents that we started cleaning up in the 90s. Those plumes took about 20 years to clean up total. We think it’s going to be a long process once it gets to that point.” The substances came from firefighting foam, Aqueous Film Forming Foam, used on the base going back to 1970. Since November 2017, 469 drinking water wells have been sampled to reveal 200 private and three public wells at or exceeding EPA and TCEQ levels. … For the entire article, see http://www.kcbd.com/2019/01/18/air-force-spends-million-year-after-reese-water-contamination-announcement/ -- 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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