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New EWG Map: 305 Military Sites That Used PFAS-based Firefighting Foam

Environmental Working Group today published a map of 305 military installations that used the firefighting foams made with the toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS, which have likely contaminated drinking water or ground water on or around the bases. These are sites where the military conducted crash or fire training, which under military regulations used the PFAS-based foams called Aqueous Film-Forming Foam, or AFFF. 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. 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. Read more....

 

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