Posts Tagged 'pfos'

Families Still Reeling in Aftermath of Contamination Findings Seen by Trump Administration as “PR Nightmare”

families suffering as administration treats contamination as a pr nightmare“I know that you can’t bring back three people that I lost, but they’re gone.” This is what retired airman Henry Betz had to say to federal officials during a recent “community engagement session.” The meetings; this one taking place in Horsham, Pennsylvania, are in response to recent revelations that groundwater used by military bases and their surrounding communities throughout the country was contaminated ...

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New Report Heightens Concerns Over Chemicals in Military Base Drinking Water

report heightens concerns over military base water contaminationA report issued by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) concludes that so-called “safe” levels of chemicals found to be contaminating the water supplies around domestic military bases are one-tenth of the amount allowed by EPA guidelines. Concerns over the report’s conclusions were only amplified when it was revealed that; citing fears of a “PR nightmare,” the Trump White House and EPA took ...

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Citing PR “Nightmare,” Government Hides Report on Military Water Contamination

White House and EPA hide report on military water contaminationIt has been one of the oldest, most overly-used tropes in the book. As the intended stewards of our nation’s natural resources, the Environmental Protection Agency has fought for decades against the notion that it puts owls over people; that it somehow values a small, previously unheard-of rodent over the potential impact of hundreds or thousands of jobs.

While the EPA’s regulations have put the brakes on initiatives ...

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Navy Chemicals May Have Contaminated Drinking Water

cancer cluster fears sparked around navy basesA cluster of illnesses, including cancer, among residents and military personnel at two bases in Pennsylvania is making community leaders question whether chemicals in fire-retardant foam may have contaminated local drinking water sources.

The chemicals; perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS), are unregulated and no longer in production. They’re also more common than you might think. Prior to being phased out of use, PFOS/PFOA was used in many ...

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