|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 23 Jun 2020 00:30:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Maryland Plays Catch Up"|
Maryland Plays Catch Up on PFAS By Pat Elder LA Progressive June 22, 2020 While most of the states have taken steps toward regulating drinking water for PFAS, Maryland has not acted until now. The Maryland Department of the Environment, (MDE) has been asleep at the switch under Secretary Ben Grumbles. Sixteen military installations in Maryland are believed to have used the “forever chemicals” while several bases have contaminated the state’s aquifers and surface waters with massive amounts of the deadly substances. For instance, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory at Chesapeake Beach has contaminated local groundwater with PFAS chemicals at a staggering level of 241,000 parts per trillion. It’s front page news, although it doesn’t make it in the paper. PFAS chemicals are linked to several types of cancer and cause abnormalities in the developing fetus. They poison our bodies, flood our waters, and contaminate our soils. Blame the Department of Defense and the EPA first. Then blame Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Secretary Grumbles for not taking steps earlier to protect Marylanders from the scourge of PFAS. … For the entire article, see https://www.laprogressive.com/maryland-plays-catch-up-on-pfas/ -- 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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