2014 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:59:09 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, WATER: Groundwater contamination at Pennsylvania Naval Bases
Water contamination discussed near former bases

by Jessica Parks
Philadelphia Inq (PA)
August 28, 2014

A new drinking-water test requirement has led authorities in Warminster and Horsham to close four major wells and could further delay the redevelopment of the former Naval Air Station Willow Grove.

Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) was commonly used in firefighting foams at Willow Grove and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster.

Both bases have been closed for years, and PFOS has not been manufactured in the United States for about a decade. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency did not begin requiring local agencies to test drinking water for those compounds until this year.


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