Saturday, June 23, 2018

Contamination At US Military Bases

In March [2018] the Pentagon reported to Congress that George Air Force Base one was of hundreds of military locations that had water sources testing higher than the Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended 70 parts per trillion maximum levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOAs.

At George, among the 22 monitoring wells DoD sunk to test water sources, 14 came back with PFOA or PFOA readings that ranged between 87 and 5,396 parts per trillion above the 70 ppt limit.

The man-made chemicals are found in everyday household items, but they are concentrated in the foam the military uses to put out aircraft fires. They have been linked to cancers, infertility and birth defects. 

George is one of several Air Force bases with concerned current and former communities now coming forward about base contaminants. Last week, the Florida Department of Health said it is collecting cancer reports from current and former residents who lived on or near Patrick Air Force Base. The Michigan Department of Health is holding regular meetings with residents who lived around the former Wurtsmith Air Force Base to address contaminated private water sources. DoD tested 67 wells there, one came back reading almost 3000 ppt over the recommended exposure.

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So, not only is the US military killing "foreigners", it's also poisoning and killing its own members as well as our own citizens.

And in a separate but related matter, a federal court once again has ruled that service members, veterans, and their families CANNOT sue the government even though the military was responsible for poisoning them. According to the court, there is "no way to hold anyone accountable":

What a crock of shit. Just send the bill to the US Treasury like everyone else does.

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