|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 11 Mar 2021 17:27:55 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "Groundwater near old Williams Air Force Base in Mesa [AZ] contaminated..."|
Groundwater near old Williams Air Force Base in Mesa contaminated by same 'forever chemicals' as Luke Air Force Base, records show By Joshua Bowling Arizona Republic March 11, 2021 The same "forever chemicals" contaminating drinking water near Luke Air Force Base have been found in southeast Mesa's groundwater near Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. A December report from the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineer Center found high levels of the contaminants perfluorooctane sulfonate, or PFOS, and perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, in groundwater on and around the old Williams Air Force Base, which is now Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Arizona State University Polytechnic Campus. The chemicals are common in carpeting, clothing treatments and a type of firefighting foam that Air Force bases used for decades to put out fires. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency links these chemicals to cancer and birth defects. … For the entire article, see https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2021/03/10/mesa-groundwater-contaminated-same-forever-chemicals-luke-afb/6948089002/ — Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight A project of the Pacific Studies Center LSiegel@cpeo.org P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650-961-8918 http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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