|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:50:59 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Whidbey Island [WA] drinking-water wells polluted with firefighting chemicals near Navy airstrips"|
Whidbey Island drinking-water wells polluted with firefighting chemicals near Navy airstrips A potentially hazardous chemical, found in firefighting foam, has been discovered in a few wells on Whidbey Island. While the Navy distributes bottled water and plans for expanded testing, homeowners worry about longlasting harm. By Hal Bernton Seattle Times (WA) March 4, 2017 COUPEVILLE, Island County — In early December, Jim Heidinger got disturbing news about the well that supplies water for his Whidbey Island home. Heidinger lives near a Navy airfield, and a laboratory analysis showed contamination - at levels more than triple an Environmental Protection Agency guideline - for chemicals found in aviation firefighting foam. A Navy representative hand-carried the results to his door and left behind bottled water to drink in place of tap. For Heidinger, this revelation left him wondering about his future. “I have $20,000 invested in something — my well — that now is useless,” Heidinger said. “If it can’t be fixed, how would I ever sell my property?” … For the entire article, see http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/whidbey-island-wells-polluted-with-firefighting-chemicals-near-navy-airstrips/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 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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