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Navy Foam - PFOA -PFOS - Water Contamination

Navy Foam - PFOA -PFOS - Water Contamination

Navy personnel load containers of firefighting foam on containers labeled National Foam onto the USS Monterey. -photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Billy Ho

 

The PFOS/PFOA water contamination, largely by the US military, is widespread. The more information that comes out, the more we find that this was preventable, and it is nearly everywhere.

The Bucks County Courier Times in Pennsylvania has been keeping up on this issue with sophisticated and detailed reporting, largely due to the skilled efforts of reporter Kyle Bagenstose. You can read all their articles on the subject HERE under the series title “Unwell Water”, and they are only just getting started.

Here are links and summaries for some of the Courier Times articles: (continue reading…)

Delaware Riverkeeper Network Petitions To Set PFOA Standards

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network is petitioning Pennsylvania regulators to set a safe drinking water limit for the toxic chemical called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA).

Currently, it’s unregulated in Pennsylvania beyond a modest EPA advisory limit.

The world is waking up to the dangers of PFOAs. Citizens in America have to demand that their health be protected from these harmful chemicals, as otherwise it appears absolutely nothing will be done.

This is beyond party politics and about the literal health of our nation.

 

The full article can be found here:

http://www.theintell.com/news/horsham-pfos/delaware-riverkeeper-network-petitions-pennsylvania-to-set-pfoa-standard/article_167c8bbe-3596-11e7-8dbb-6b9504cb6ed9.html

 

The full petition by the Delaware Riverkeeper Network is here:

http://www.delawareriverkeeper.org/sites/default/files/Cover_letter_pet_att_combnd.webpdf.pdf