|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Fri, 7 Jul 2017 20:59:13 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick seeks to tie PFC health study to military spending bi|
Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick seeks to tie PFC health study to military spending bill By Kyle Bagenstose Bucks County Courier Times (PA) July 7, 2017 Bucks Congressman Brian Fizpatrick, R-8, of Middletown, announced Fridaythat he'll try and compel the military to pay for a health study examining whether people exposed to perfluorinated compounds were sickened by the chemicals. To do so, the congressman has introduced two amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual bill that provides the legal framework for the military to disburse funds. That bill, one of two must-pass military spending bills that come up each year, is viewed by elected officials as a path of least resistance to require actions from the military. Perfluorinated compounds PFOS and PFOA were used for decades in firefighting foams employed by the military around the country. Concerns about their toxicity have skyrocketed over the past 15 years, causing the Department of Defense to begin a nationwide contamination investigation involving hundreds of military sites. … For the entire article, see http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/horsham-pfos/rep-brian-fitzpatrick-seeks-to-tie-pfc-health-study-to/article_59c56487-318a-5f39-b0e4-1847b1148fd7.html -- 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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