|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 17 Jul 2016 22:36:36 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Air Force acknowledges Stewart base 'may be a source' of Newburgh's contaminated water"|
Air Force acknowledges Stewart base “may be a source” of Newburgh’s contaminated water Mid-Hudson News (NY) July 17, 2016 NEWBURGH – The US Air Force says it is taking “very seriously” the possibility that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) that contaminated the City of Newburgh’s drinking water may have been released from the Stewart Air National Guard Base. Before the Air National Guard can obligate funds “to initiate mitigation actions,” it must first confirm the release of PFCs off base from their facilities, according to Col. Keith MacDonald, Air Force director of Logistics and Installations. In a letter to Mayor Judy Kennedy obtained by MidHudsonNews.com, MacDonald said the Air Force is awaiting a report from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to summarize the sampling they have performed at stormwater outfalls and surface water locations. He said the Air National Guard will also be conducting a site investigation at the Stewart base to determine the concentration of PFCs in soil and groundwater at 13 potential release sites on the base. The contract is expected to be awarded by the end of July with soil and groundwater sampling to begin this fall. That study will be conducted in coordination with the state DEC and federal Environmental Protection Agency. … For the entire article, see http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2016/July/17/Nb_water_NYANG_ltr-17Jul16.htm -- 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/Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.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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