|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Wed, 5 Apr 2017 20:16:53 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater near Fairchild [AFB, WA]"|
Firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater near Fairchild, officials say By Chad Sokol Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA) April 3, 2017 Fairchild Air Force Base says groundwater that supplies nearby homes may have been contaminated by a fire-extinguishing foam that the Air Force stopped using last year after a recommendation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Air Force officials said Monday that the foam had been used at a former firefighter training site on the eastern edge of the base since 1970. It contained fluorinated compounds known by the acronyms PFOS and PFOA, which have been used to make clothing, carpet, upholstery, cookware and paper food packaging. Testing in February found contamination in five wells near the training site, officials said. Those wells are on base and don’t supply drinking water. … For the entire article, see http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/apr/03/firefighting-foam-may-have-contaminated-groundwate/ -- 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 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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