|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:13:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "PFAS Contamination Crisis Grows as House Passes Critical Cleanup Bill"|
PFAS Contamination Crisis Grows as House Passes Critical Cleanup Bill By Robert Coleman Environmental Working Group News Roundup July 12, 2019 This week EWG released an updated map and analysis that shows the extent of American communities’ confirmed contamination with the highly toxic fluorinated compounds known as PFAS. The latest update adds 53 Air Force bases, five Air National Guard bases and 44 civilian airports that are also used by Air National Guard units. “Despite knowing the risks posed by PFAS in firefighting foam, the Pentagon continued to put military families at risk for decades,” said Melanie Benesh, EWG’s legislative attorney. “Now, when it’s time to clean up its PFAS pollution, the military is dragging its feet. It’s unconscionable.” On Friday, the House of Representatives passed a key defense spending bill that includes a number of EWG-backed amendments to better regulate PFAS chemicals, including one that would designate the class of chemicals as “hazardous substances” under EPA’s Superfund law. … For the entire article and links to the updated map, see https://www.ewg.org/news-and-analysis/2019/07/ewg-news-roundup-712-pfas-contamination-crisis-grows-house-passes-critical -- 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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