|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:33:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Air Force officials expand search for contaminants around Joint Base Cape Cod" MA|
Air Force officials expand search for contaminants around Joint Base Cape Cod By George Brennan Cape Cod Times (MA) July 20. 2016 FALMOUTH - A military cleanup team is checking for emerging contaminants near two ponds in Mashpee, even as its investigation of those same pollutants continues on Currier Road in Falmouth and near the Otis Rotary in Pocasset. A total of nine homes are now being supplied with bottled water - six in Falmouth and three in Bourne - because perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) found in well water exceeds federal advisory levels. There were originally seven homes being supplied with bottled water because of the contamination. In May, the Environmental Protection Agency changed its advisory level for PFCs, which include PFOS and PFOA, from 0.2 micrograms per liter and 0.4 micrograms per liter to 0.07 micrograms per liter for both. The agency also advised that if both are present, they should be combined as a risk. At the time, based on the change, the samples at four houses were at levels above those recommended by EPA. “They came up with a new number that is protective,” said Jane Downing, an EPA official. Pregnant and lactating women are considered most at risk if exposed to PFCs, based on animal studies, she said. … For the entire article, see http://www.capecodtimes.com/news/20160720/air-force-officials-expand-search-for-contaminants-around-joint-base-cape-cod?rssfeed=true -- 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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