PFAS-contamination

REPORT: US Military Poisoning Communities Across the Country

It’s one thing for a government to fail to protect its citizens in basic ways. It takes environmental justice concerns to an entirely different level when there is clear intent involved.

PFAS contamination near US military bases is a problem that stretches across the entire nation and needs to be addressed immediately.

“One of the most enduring, indestructible toxic chemicals known to man – Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), which is a PFAS “forever chemical” – is being secretly incinerated next to disadvantaged communities in the United States. The people behind this crackpot operation? It’s none other than the US military.

As new data published by Bennington College this week documents, the US military ordered the clandestine burning of over 20m pounds of AFFF and AFFF waste between 2016-2020. That’s despite the fact that there is no evidence that incineration actually destroys these synthetic chemicals. In fact, there is good reason to believe that burning AFFF simply emits these toxins into the air and onto nearby communities, farms, and waterways. The Pentagon is effectively conducting a toxic experiment and has enrolled the health of millions of Americans as unwitting test subjects.”

READ MORE:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/25/us-military-toxic-chemicals-us-states

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