|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:33:50 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: Senate legislation|
Schumer: Mattis should expedite Stewart cleanup By Leonard Sparks Times Herald-Record July 18, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is calling on Defense Secretary James Mattis to expedite cleanup of toxic chemicals at Stewart Air National Guard Base as he and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced Tuesday that a spending bill passed by a Senate committee last week includes provisions spurred by the contamination. In a recent meeting with Mattis, Schumer said he demanded that the Department of Defense speed up its investigation and cleanup of perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, a chemical found in foams used to extinguish aircraft fires. High levels of the toxic chemical, which has been linked to cancers and other health problems, forced the closure of the City of Newburgh’s primary water supply more than a year ago and led to the designation of the base as a state Superfund site last August. … For the entire article, see http://www.recordonline.com/news/20170718/schumer-mattis-should-expedite-stewart-cleanup -- 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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