2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:09:25 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, WATER: "Horsham, Warminster [PA] hit by water contamination"
Horsham, Warminster hit by water contamination

By Gary Weckselblatt
Bucks County Courier Times
August 21, 2014

Communities in Horsham and Warminster, each with a former Navy base that became a Superfund site, are dealing with new water contamination problems from compounds previously used on the government properties.

The compounds, perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, are "extremely persistent in the environment and resistant to typical environmental degradation processes," according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

"The toxicity, mobility and bioaccumulation potential of PFOS and PFOA pose potential adverse effects for the environment and human health."


For the entire article, see
http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/local/horsham-warminster- hit-by-water-contamination/article_fe638a8d-3b6a-5daf-a6e5- db64822b0c8d.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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