|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Apr 2019 13:51:47 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, GLOBAL: "Residents near MCAS Futenma concerned by high concentrations of PFOS/PFOA in water, U.S. military refuses on-base investigation, " Okinawa|
Residents near MCAS Futenma concerned by high concentrations of PFOS/PFOA in water, U.S. military refuses on-base investigation By Maki Nagamine Ryukyu Shimpo (Japan) April 12, 2019 Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the use of which chemicals is principally prohibited within Japan, have been detected at high concentrations in spring water and other water sources in the vicinity of the Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (MCAS Futenma). Residents of Ginowan City are expressing their uneasy feelings at this. The U.S. military is not allowing examinations within the base compound, and there are no signs that this situation will improve. Once the chemicals were detected, some residents stopped using the water on their agricultural plots. Some people are calling for the Ginowan City Assembly to put more pressure on Japan and the U.S. to conduct an investigation into the cause of the contamination and clean the water. … For the entire article, see http://english.ryukyushimpo.jp/2019/04/23/30262/ -- 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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