|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 24 Jun 2016 19:39:40 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] "Ansbach [Germany] drinking water safe, but chemical cleanup continues"|
Ansbach drinking water safe, but chemical cleanup continues By Michael S. Darnell Stars and Stripes June 24, 2016 GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - Cleanup is underway after a high level of a discontinued chemical compound was found in the soil and groundwater near the Ansbach military community. The chemical, perfluorooctane sulfonic acid, or PFOS, was widely used in firefighting foam until it was phased out about a decade ago. PFOS is in the perfluorochemical, or PFC, family of chemicals. They do not break down in the environment, and their effect on human health is not fully known, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Prompted in part by high-profile contamination cases near Nuremberg and Dusseldorf, the Ansbach city government requested a sampling of soil and water near the American military air field at Katterbach Kaserne. … For the entire article, see http://www.stripes.com/news/ansbach-drinking-water-safe-but-chemical-cleanup-continues-1.416131 -- 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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