|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Feb 2020 15:33:34 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: Defense Inspector General to investigate|
Pentagon Watchdog Probes Efforts to Address ‘Forever Chemicals’ By Andrea Vittorio Bloomberg Environmental February 4, 2020 A military watchdog is opening a probe this month into the Defense Department’s efforts to identify, mitigate, and clean up contamination from so-called forever chemicals. The Pentagon’s inspector general will also look at how the department has informed people exposed to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) of health and safety concerns associated with them, according to a Feb. 3 memo. The Defense Department faces potentially widespread pollution at and near military bases, much of it from the regular use of firefighting foam that contains the man-made chemicals. The study could shed light on the military’s response amid worries that water supplies contaminated with PFAS haven’t been adequately addressed. … For the entire article, see https://news.bloombergenvironment.com/environment-and-energy/pentagon-watchdog-probes-efforts-to-address-forever-chemicals -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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