|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 9 Jun 2016 07:55:43 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs, COMMUNITIES: "Erin Brockovich, law firm announce they'll investigate tainted water around bases" near Philadelphia, PA|
Erin Brockovich, law firm announce they'll investigate tainted water around bases By Kyle Bagenstose Intelligencer (PA) June 7, 2016 Weitz & Luxenberg, a New York City law firm specializing in toxic exposure cases and associated with consumer advocate Erin Brockovich, confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating the well contamination in Bucks and Montgomery counties that is believed to have originated at three nearby military bases. Brockovich, who was made famous by a movie made in 2000 that chronicled her involvement in a successful contaminated water lawsuit, was quoted in a release from the firm. “It is time to give this community a voice and make sure those responsible are held accountable for this issue,” said Brockovich, who's a spokeswoman for the firm and not an attorney. The contamination involves unregulated chemicals perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which are found in the firefighting foams used at military bases across the country since the 1970s. Locally, the bases are the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Horsham, the active Horsham Air Guard Station and the former Naval Air Warfare Center in Warminster. … For the entire article, see http://www.theintell.com/news/horsham-pfos/erin-brockovich-law-firm-announce-they-ll-investigate-tainted-water/article_2b4ea92f-5eaa-5abd-8054-a81e246f0b11.html See also http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20160609_Navy_pressed_to_fund_blood_tests_for_water_contaminants.html and http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/horsham-pfos/lawmakers-turn-up-heat-on-military-over-water-contamination/article_7019787a-2d9b-11e6-b039-736415374511.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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