|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 23 Apr 2020 12:12:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, GLOBAL: Katterbach Kaserne site in Germany|
'Forever chemicals' are hundreds of times over safe levels at Katterbach Kaserne site in Germany, Army report says By MARCUS KLOECKNER, KARIN ZEITVOGEL AND IMMANUEL JOHNSON STARS AND STRIPES April 20, 2020 KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany - Toxic chemicals known as PFAS are present in soil at disused firefighting training sites at Katterbach Kaserne in Bavaria at levels up to 225 times higher than what’s considered safe, a U.S. Army report published by German officials said. Levels in groundwater near the same sites are also significantly elevated and could pose a health threat if no action is taken to prevent the pollutants from seeping into water sources, such as wells, that supply drinking water to some neighborhoods near the base, said the report, which the Army commissioned to determine how to remediate the problem. But the risk to people, including some 8,400 Americans who live on Katterbach or nearby, suffering from the health impacts caused by PFAS, including an increased risk for cancer and birth defects, was low, base spokeswoman Dani Johnson said, citing the report. … For the entire article, see https://www.stripes.com/news/europe/forever-chemicals-are-hundreds-of-times-over-safe-levels-at-katterbach-kaserne-site-in-germany-army-report-says-1.626688 -- 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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