|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Jun 2019 20:11:14 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Air Force diverted $66M to cover growing chemical cleanup costs"|
Air Force diverted $66M to cover growing chemical cleanup costs BY REBECCA BEITSCH The Hill June 13, 2019 A new analysis from the Department of Defense shows the Air Force diverted more than $66 million to cover the cleanup costs of harmful “forever chemicals” that have leached into the water supply. Those funds were originally intended to cover a number of other projects, including asbestos abatement, radiological cleanup, removing contaminated soil, repairing the protective covering for a landfill and several projects to monitor water for contaminants and pesticides. The class of chemicals, commonly referred to as PFAS, has been widely used by the military in firefighting foam. Often called “forever chemicals” due to their persistence in the environment, the military has now identified more than 400 sites contaminated with PFAS. Cleaning it up is expected to cost the military $2 billion. … For the entire article, se https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/448420-air-force-diverted-66m-to-cover-growing-chemical-cleanup-costs -- 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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