|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:22:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs, CLOSURE: "Drinking water tests near former Brunswick Navy base [ME]show no harmful contamination"|
Drinking water tests near former Brunswick Navy base show no harmful contamination The Navy still plans to test another neighborhood near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station for levels of PFCs, a chemical used in firefighting foam. BY KEVIN MILLER Portland Press Herald August 11, 2016 Water quality tests of more than two dozen private wells near the former Brunswick Naval Air Station showed no evidence of harmful contamination by a potentially toxic chemical in private water systems. Navy officials are in the midst of testing water samples from homes in two neighborhoods of Brunswick, searching for a type of chemical that has contaminated groundwater in some areas of the former airbase. Those chemicals, known as perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs, are under increasing scrutiny as potential health threats after their widespread use in everything from industrial firefighting foam to non-stick cookware and food packaging. … For the entire article, see http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/11/drinking-water-tests-near-former-navy-base-show-no-harmful-contamination/ -- 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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