[U.S.] “Firefighting foam… in drinking water near military bases”

Defense Department officials know that the chemicals, called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have seeped into the groundwater underneath nearly two dozen military bases throughout the state. But the department has conducted only limited testing off base and cannot say how many civilian water sources they’ve polluted or who will pay for it… 

One military contractor warned in September that residents “using groundwater for drinking water” near Los Alamitos “may potentially be exposed to migrating PFAS contamination.” Another contractor said in March that five wells west of the Fresno airfield could be affected…”

https://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/firefighting-foam-leaves-toxic-legacy-in-drinking-water-near-military/article_d16e4a2b-0ffa-5942-951f-49e14860eb49.html

They know it’s there and they still let you drink it. That’s just a little thank you for your service. That’s how the U.S. government really feels about its soldiers.
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