|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:34:01 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Air Force studies dating back decades show danger of foam that contaminated local water"|
TOXIC LEGACY: Air Force studies dating back decades show danger of foam that contaminated local water By: Tom Roeder and Jakob Rodgers Colorado Springs Gazette (CO) October 23, 2016 The Air Force ignored decades of warnings from its own researchers in continuing to use a chemical-laden firefighting foam that is a leading cause of contaminated drinking water for at least 6 million Americans, including thousands of people south of Colorado Springs. Multiple studies dating back to the 1970s found health risks from the foam, and even an agreement 16 years ago between the Environmental Protection Agency and the foam's main manufacturer to stop making the substance did not curtail the Air Force's usage. Until drinking water tests announced by health officials this year revealed contaminated wells here, the Air Force did almost nothing to publicly acknowledge the danger of the firefighting chemical. That contamination sent residents across southern El Paso County scrambling to buy bottled water and to test their blood for the toxic chemical, which, when ingested, can remain in the body for decades. ... For the entire article, see http://gazette.com/toxic-legacy-air-force-studies-dating-back-decades-show-danger-of-foam-that-contaminated-local-water/article/1588446 -- 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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