|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Tue, 11 Jul 2017 18:32:34 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Search for contaminated water expands north of Fairchild Air Force Base" (WA)|
Search for contaminated water expands north of Fairchild Air Force Base By Chad Sokol Spokane Spokesman-Review (WA) July 11, 2017 The search for contaminated water has expanded north of Fairchild Air Force Base after four wells in the area showed elevated levels of toxic firefighting chemicals. The perfluorinated compounds, known by the acronyms PFOS and PFOA, were previously reported in groundwater in the area south and east of the base. That’s near a training site where for decades base firefighters practiced dousing flames with a foam in which the chemicals were key ingredients. In Airway Heights, the chemicals have been found in drinking water at levels far exceeding U.S. Environmental Protection recommendations. For three weeks beginning May 16, residents were advised not to drink or cook with water from city pipes, and the municipal water system had to be flushed of the contaminants. … For the entire article, see http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2017/jul/10/search-for-contaminated-water-expands-north-of-fai/ -- 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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