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Old 05-22-2018, 15:11   #1
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Lawmakers seek registry for military water contamination cancers, illnesses

Clean Refreshing cancer causing base water, The Navy wins this round at China lake. 8mil counts of contamination.
Oddly they did not test Fort Bragg's water.

Lawmakers have introduced a bill to create a registry of military families experiencing cancers and other illnesses they think may be tied to base water contamination.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., and Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D., introduced the “PFAS Registry Act” in April. The legislation would “create a national database for service members and veterans experiencing health problems possibly due to contamination from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, (PFAS),” the senators wrote.

In April, Military Times reported that the Pentagon had released a study on all the bases that have water sources that tested positive for higher than recommended levels of PFOS and PFOA — compounds tied to cancers and birth defects.

Here's DoD's report on military bases with water contamination.

PFAS is the larger family of chemicals that includes PFOS and PFOA, compounds that “have emerged as a widespread contaminant to the drinking water sources of military bases across the country due to their use in firefighting foam used by the armed services,” the senators wrote.

The registry would be similar to one established to record service member exposure to burn pits, In February the Department of Labor found that exposure to the open-air burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan had caused lung disease.

Separately, Shaheen secured $7 million in the 2018 federal budget agreement signed in March for a nationwide study of the long-term health affects of PFOS and PFOA on military bases and their surrounding communities.
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Army Environmental Command and USACE are at my post this week conducting the PFOA PFOS survey. Generally this contamination is a result of the use of AFFF in fire fighting and fire fighting training. We have substantial contamination and have been on the clean-up train for years. This team is headed to Ft Bragg next week.
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Old 05-23-2018, 14:18   #3
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I spent half my career at JBLM, WA. Guess I’m screwed, even golfed a lot...maybe, wait, was the beer contaminated?
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