|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 29 Apr 2019 14:23:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: NYT: "E.P.A. Proposes Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water"|
E.P.A. Proposes Weaker Standards on Chemicals Contaminating Drinking Water By Eric Lipton and Julie Turkewitz New York Times April 25, 2019 WASHINGTON - After pressure from the Defense Department, the Environmental Protection Agency significantly weakened a proposed standard for cleaning up groundwater pollution caused by toxic chemicals that contaminate drinking water consumed by millions of Americans and that have been commonly used at military bases. Standards released by the agency on Thursday eliminated entirely a section that would have addressed how it would respond to what it has described as “immediate threats posed by hazardous waste sites.” Those short-term responses, known as removal actions, can includeexcavating contaminated soil or building a security fence around a toxic area. Exposure to the class of toxic chemicals, called per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, has been linked in recent years to kidney cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid disease, high cholesterol and ulcerative colitis, among other diseases. Animal studies also show delays in development. … For the entire article, see https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/us/epa-chemical-standards-water.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 <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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