PFAS Alert

| December 11, 2019

Air Force fire protection specialists douse a simulated ship fire with foam during a training exercise at the Military Sealift Command Training Center East in Freehold, N.J., on Dec. 5, 2013. (Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht/Air National Guard)

You will find this interesting if you have lived on or near any of the military bases on the PFAS cleanup list.

From the article:  Hundreds of military installations have either known or likely water contamination caused by runoff from firefighting foam used in response to vehicle and aircraft accidents, according to the Environmental Working Group.

Using Defense Department data, the organization built an interactive map of 305 sites, which are found in all 50 states. Each map dot opens up to information and links on perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, known as PFAS.

“Of these sites, 138 have not been previously identified on EWG’s map of known PFAS contamination at military bases, civilian airports and industrial sites,” according to a Tuesday new release. “In addition, 42 of these sites were not included on a list of 401 locations the Pentagon gave to Congress of active and former installations where PFAS contamination was known or suspected.” – article

There is an interactive map embedded in the article, with locations included.


Category: "Your Tax Dollars At Work"

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  1. 5th/77th FA says:

    Now we just add fire fighting foam to the list of pollutants that are at every Military Installation in the Country. Not surprised at all. If we spent the money cleaning up the mess that we spend on “studying” the mess, we wouldn’t have such a mess. Private industry has done a slightly better job of cleaning up after themselves than gubmint, more so from a fear of EPA fines than a sense of being good stewards of the environment. Others declared bankruptcy to avoid cleaning up, hence the Superfund Sites.

    The Taxpayer gets stuck with the bill…Again!

  2. A Proud Infidel®™️ says:

    It’s being done by the Feds who NEVER do in six months what they can spend at least several years just spinning their wheels before they do even a damn thing!

  3. Eggs says:

    Wow. I’ve been thoroughly doused with fire fighting foam as the result of a “negligent discharge” in a hangar a few years back.

  4. Graybeard says:

    It’s almost like a government agency (any of them) is incapable of operating in a manner that would minimize damaging those who work for the agency, and those around them.

  5. TDG says:

    What about our overseas installations, like Futenma, Kadena, etc?