|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 8 Feb 2019 17:30:28 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Air Force criticized for water contamination at Holloman AFB" (NM)|
Air Force criticized for water contamination at Holloman AFB BY RICK NATHANSON Albuquerque Journal (NM) February 8, 2019 Holloman Air Force Base near Alamogordo was served Wednesday with a “notice of violation” from the New Mexico Environment Department after monitoring wells tested at twice the acceptable levels for suspected carcinogenic contaminants. The Air Force reported groundwater concentrations of polyfluoroalkyl perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at 137 parts per trillion at monitoring wells. The federal Environmental Protection Agency's drinking water health advisory for PFAS is 70 parts per trillion. Sampling at other locations not covered by the base's groundwater discharge permit exceeded 1.2 million parts per trillion – more than 18,000 times the EPA's drinking water health advisory, according to New Mexico Environment Department spokeswoman Maddy Hayden. In a joint statement, New Mexico's governor and congressional delegation accused the Air Force of failing to respond urgently to the contamination and made clear it will “pursue all available avenues” to achieve compliance. … For the entire article, see https://www.abqjournal.com/1277920/new-mexico-officials-holloman-air-force-water-contaminated.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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