|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 3 Feb 2019 11:48:54 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "2018 report shows off-the-charts contamination in Holloman AFB water"|
2018 report shows off-the-charts contamination in Holloman AFB water By Laura Paskus NM Political Report February 2, 2019 The groundwater below Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo tested positive for hazardous chemicals—and the contamination levels are more than 18,000 times higher than what the federal government says is safe. A November 2018 site inspection report provided to the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED), and obtained by NM Political Report this week, details the contamination. Currently, the state is trying to understand the extent of the problem and what might be done. According to the report, in 2016, the U.S. Air Force identified 31 potential release sites at Holloman. Two years later, in 2018, contractors tested five areas to determine if PFAS were present in soil, sediment, ground or surface water. PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a class of human-made chemicals, and include perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS). … For the entire article, see http://nmpoliticalreport.com/2019/02/02/2018-report-shows-off-the-charts-contamination-in-holloman-afb-water/ -- 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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