|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 12 Dec 2020 12:57:30 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Tucson [AZ] project to receive $3.3 million in funding to protect city’s drinking water"|
Tucson project to receive $3.3 million in funding to protect city’s drinking water By Lauren Renteria KOLD TV News 13 (Tucson, AZ) December 10, 2020 TUCSON, Ariz. - The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is dedicating $3.3 million in funding to a project it’s conducting in Tucson to prevent contaminated groundwater from getting into the city’s drinking water system. The funding - which comes from the ADEQ’s Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund - will go toward capturing perfluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS), which are man-made chemicals that can be harmful to humans and potentially lead to harmful health outcomes including low birth weight in infants, cancer and adverse effects on the immune system, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA has located multiple areas of groundwater across Tucson contaminated with PFAS with levels above the administration’s Health Advisory Level and some of the groundwater is at risk of advancing into the city’s drinking water supply wells, according to a news release from the ADEQ. … For the entire story, see https://www.kold.com/2020/12/10/tucson-project-receive-million-funding-protect-citys-drinking-water/ -- 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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