|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:46:52 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Bipartisan group wants military to speed PFC cleanups"|
Bipartisan group wants military to speed PFC cleanups By Garret Ellison MLIve (MI) August 1, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers are asking the White House to pressure the military to hasten efforts to clean up toxic chemicals leftover from firefighting foam and expand access to clean water for people exposed to them. Eight Democrats and six Republicans in the U.S House of Representatives signed the Aug. 1 letter to President Donald Trump, which argues the Defense Department has been "slow to provide safe drinking water to those areas with contaminated water." The letter urges more be done about perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), also known as perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which have polluted groundwater on or near military bases around the country where PFC-laden firefighting foam was used in training and crashes. … For the entire article, see http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/pfcs_congress_trump.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 <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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