|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 7 May 2020 18:25:19 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Washington DOC sues federal government over chemicals that tainted food from Airway Heights prison"|
Washington DOC sues federal government over chemicals that tainted food from Airway Heights prison By Chad Sokol Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA) April 25, 2020 Washington’s Department of Corrections is suing the federal government over decades of chemical runoff from Fairchild Air Force Base that contaminated water supplies and tainted food produced at the Airway Heights Corrections Center. State attorneys filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Spokane on Tuesday, accusing the Air Force of negligence and seeking $2.45 million in damages. It’s the latest in a wave of lawsuits against the United States and manufacturers of aqueous film-forming foam, a toxic fire retardant that was used at Fairchild and other military installations for some 45 years before officials acknowledged it had seeped into aquifers that supply tens of millions of Americans with drinking water. The Department of Corrections says the pollution required it to pay for water testing and forced its business division, Correctional Industries, to collect and dispose of food products that had been sent to a dozen Washington prisons and more than 70 other customers, including a Meals on Wheels charity. … For the entire article, see https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/apr/24/washington-doc-sues-federal-government-over-chemic/ -- 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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