|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 29 Apr 2020 09:55:20 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS, GLOBAL: "Marines Remove Potentially Contaminated Soil Weeks After Firefighting Foam Spill on Okinawa" (Japan)|
Marines Remove Potentially Contaminated Soil Weeks After Firefighting Foam Spill on Okinawa By Matthew M. Burke and Aya Ichihashi Stars and Stripes April 27, 2020 CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa -- The Marines on Okinawa removed potentially contaminated soil near a Marine Corps Air Station Futenma hangar Friday following the spill of 60,000 gallons of potentially toxic firefighting foam two weeks earlier. Engineers and Marines from Marine Corps Installations Pacific removed about 6 inches of soil from a 700-square-foot patch adjacent to an underground storage tank on the hangar's northeast side, Marine Corps Installations Pacific officials wrote on Twitter. The excavation was designed to be deep enough to remove all "possible contaminants" following the April 10 spill, U.S. Forces Japan said in a statement Friday afternoon. … For the entire article, see https://www.military.com/daily-news/2020/04/27/marines-remove-potentially-contaminated-soil-weeks-after-firefighting-foam-spill-okinawa.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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