|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 28 Oct 2020 07:22:46 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Citizens must test the water at these [Maryland] bases ..."|
Maryland, My Maryland! Citizens must test the water at these bases for deadly PFAS By Pat Elder Military Poisons October 27, 2020 The military is poisoning Maryland’s water and seafood. Let’s test the water at these locations to see how bad it is. (1) Aberdeen Proving Ground; (2) Fort George G. Meade; (3) U.S. Naval Academy; (4) Chesapeake Beach Naval Research Laboratory; (5) Joint Base Andrews; (6) Indian Head Naval Surface Weapons Center; (7) Patuxent River Naval Air Station. Last month the Maryland Department of the Environment released a report that found no cause for alarm regarding the presence of PFAS in the St. Mary’s River and its oysters near a navy base that dumped the substances into the water during routine fire-fighting exercises. The chemicals, per - and poly fluoroalkyl substances, are linked to cancer and fetal abnormalities. The St. Mary’s River Pilot Study of PFAS Occurrence in Surface Water and Oysters concluded that although PFAS is present in tidal waters of the St. Mary’s River, the concentrations are “significantly below risk based recreational use screening criteria and oyster consumption site-specific screening criteria.” It sounds reassuring. Sadly, this statement over-reaches the conclusions drawn in the report which were based on an analysis of PFOA and PFAS alone. The report contained incomplete data and incomplete testing of all PFAS. More importantly, the detection limits for this study were set at 1 ug/kg. That’s one microgram per kilogram and this is preposterous! … For the entire article, see https://www.militarypoisons.org/test-the-waters-in-md.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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