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Truthout has done an outstanding job of reporting the military expansion taking place in the Northwest, largely through the efforts of staff reporter, Dahr Jamail. The most recent article is posted below, though you can see the original at the Truthout website.

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Patty Murray - Mattis - Water Contamination

Last week, Senator Patty Murray brought up groundwater contamination in WA to United States Secretary of Defense Mattis during a Senate hearing:

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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.

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Here is an article by Crosscut about how the Navy contaminated Whidbey Island’s water sources and what is happening (or not happening) as more information about the scope of the damage is revealed. (continue reading…)