|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Sat, 16 Sep 2017 22:31:16 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFCs: "Search for toxic chemicals expands at former Navy base in Brunswick" (ME)|
Search for toxic chemicals expands at former Navy base in Brunswick Some residents in the area fear that contamination could eventually extend beyond the base, which closed in 2011. BY KEVIN MILLER Portland Press-Herald (ME) September 16, 2017 The Navy plans to expand its search on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station property for potential contamination from chemical compounds that have caused health alarms near military bases in New Hampshire and other states. On Thursday, the board charged with overseeing environmental cleanup at the former Navy air station will discuss the results of tests on the base and in nearby private wells for the presence of perfluorinated compounds, or PFCs. Restoration Advisory Board members also are slated to discuss a Navy proposal to conduct additional rounds of basewide testing for PFCs. Once a common component of firefighting foams as well as chemicals used in household products, PFCs now are listed as an “emerging contaminant” by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. … For the entire article, see http://www.pressherald.com/2017/09/16/toxin-search-expands-at-former-brunswick-base/ -- 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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