More than 300 military sites are suspected of having water affected by toxic chemical known as PFAS, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
EWG created an interactive map of the military bases whose water, says the group, could be impacted by runoff from foam firefighters use in training and emergency response.
The EWG map includes 138 locations not previously identified as known contamination sites.
A proposed bill in Congress would phase out the use of the toxic chemical. The Department of Defense is also funding research for a new foam that could replace PFAS, according to MilitaryTimes.com.
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Israel Pickholtz says
Your headline writer gets points for confusing people (and making them read the whole piece).
They could have water that is contaminated = military is victim. Contaminated is adjective.
That could have contaminated the water - military is villain. Contaminated is transitive verb.
Sharyl Attkisson says
GEORGE EADY says
WHAT THE HELL .I HAVE BEEN TELLING ABOUT CONTAMATED WATER AT EGLIN AIR FORSE BACE SINCE 1996 .BUT HERE THE PROBLUM IS MERCURY AND A LOT OF IT . DUMPED IN FL PANHANDLE . FOR ALL THE IMFO LOOK AT MY FACE BOOK TIMELINE http://www.facebook.com/eadygeorgem . a lot there , but this is the middle of it all .and is why I am still being spyed on for last 28 years . worth the time to read . like if you live in FL . (it is a must read ) the WHY there was over 135,500 that died from cancer . in 2018 ???