|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:12:32 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: Stewart Air National Guard Base (NY) "Is Made a Superfund Site Over Tainted Water"|
Military Base Near Newburgh Is Made a Superfund Site Over Tainted Water By JESSE McKINLEY New York Times August 12, 2016 ALBANY — State environmental officials took action on Friday to hold the federal Defense Department accountable for water contamination in Newburgh, N.Y., saying that firefighting foam containing a dangerous chemical, used at a local military base, polluted the city’s water supply. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation declared Stewart Air National Guard Base, home to the 105th Airlift Wing of the New York Air National Guard, a state Superfund site. According to the state agency, the base for years used a type of foam for aircraft emergencies and training purposes that contained PFOS, or perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, which has been linked to cancer and other medical problems. The chemical — no longer used at the site — then polluted a tributary leading to Lake Washington, the primary source of Newburgh’s drinking water, the department said. ... For the entire article, see http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/13/nyregion/military-base-contaminated-water-in-newburgh-ny-state-says.html?_r=0 -- 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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