|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 17 Mar 2020 13:35:12 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Military bases with possible PFAS water contamination rise. Is yours on the list?"|
Military bases with possible PFAS water contamination rise. Is yours on the list? BY TARA COPP McClatchy DC MARCH 16, 2020 WASHINGTON The number of known military sites where cancer-linked firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater across the United States has jumped to 651 from 401, and the cleanup bill will likely cost billions of dollars more than initially estimated, according to a new Pentagon report. The new report was directed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper as part of his focus on PFAS contamination and lists hundreds of additional locations, many of them Army National Guard sites, in all 50 states where area groundwater may have been contaminated by the chemical compound. Unlike a 2018 report, the latest list does not document what levels of contamination have been found at the sites — in part because the Defense Department has not completed assessments for each location yet, Maureen Sullivan, deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment, said. … For the entire article, see https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/national-security/article241226536.html The full Pentagon report may be found at https://media.defense.gov/2020/Mar/13/2002264440/-1/-1/1/PFAS-TASK-FORCE-PROGRESS-REPORT-MARCH-2020.PDF The list of 651 locations may be found at https://www.scribd.com/document/451875279/List-of-651-Locations#from_embed Lenny -- 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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