|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 26 Apr 2020 11:45:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Army report analyzes the risk of PFAS chemical contamination on Fort Ord" (CA)|
Army report analyzes the risk of PFAS chemical contamination on Fort Ord. By Asaf Shalev Monterey County Weekly (CA) April 23, 2020 The U.S. military’s use of firefighting foam containing “forever chemicals” known as PFAS has left a legacy of toxic contamination at hundreds of bases nationwide. These chemicals were introduced to Monterey County soil and groundwater when Fort Ord was still an active installation, but the military says that the risk to public health here is low. “Fortunately, compared to other [Department of Defense] sites, the presence of PFAS is not that extensive,” says William Collins, environmental coordinator of the military’s local Base Realignment and Closure office. “The chemicals were not frequently used here and not in large quantities.” Collins’ conclusion is the result of an ongoing technical investigation initiated in 2017, as concerns about the environmental and health impacts of the chemicals began to swell around the country. … For the entire article, see http://www.montereycountyweekly.com/news/local_news/army-report-analyzes-the-risk-of-pfas-chemical-contamination-on-fort-ord/article_e12585a2-84f1-11ea-a0df-27f39759febe.html -- 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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