|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 5 Sep 2015 00:11:03 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs, GLOBAL: "Williamtown RAAF base contamination, " New South Wales, Australia|
Williamtown RAAF base contamination: Documents warned of chemical risk 12 years ago By Giselle Wakatama Australian Broadcasting Corporation September 4, 2015 Documents obtained by the ABC show Defence officials knew of the dangers of firefighting chemicals used at an air base near Newcastle five years before they stopped using them. Residents around Williamtown RAAF base have been told to take precautions, including avoiding drinking bore water, after the discovery of chemical contamination. The chemicals - perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) - were historically used in firefighting foams. … For the entire story, see http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-04/documents-warned-of-chemical-risk-at-raaf-base-12-years-ago/6748950 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650-961-8918 or 650-969-1545 Fax: 650-961-8918 LSiegel@cpeo.org http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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