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Communities Near Military Bases Fear Drinking Water Contaminated With ‘Forever Chemical’ | NBC News



The government acknowledges that the chemical PFAS, used by the military in firefighting drills for decades, could be linked to cancer and other health issues. In one Pennsylvania town where the PFAS levels are among the highest in the country, residents fear the substance could be linked to cancer in the community.

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41 comments

  1. The military is the gift that keeps on giving.

  2. And this right here is when you open your eyes and see the "government" doesnt have anyone's best interest in mind. I mean a photo of them spraying kids with dangerous chemicals. That they knew exactly when they were making these non natural chemicals and compounds that they were dangerous and still did many things. If you haven't see THE DEVIL WE KNOW on Netflix you should as this talks about these chemicals and stuff like non stick pan cookware we all eat out of everyday is poisoning us and is one of the biggest contributors of cancer and illness in this country.

  3. It's happening here in Eastern Washington State too.

  4. Heard about this a while ago here at ft Bragg

  5. The US government is allowing 80,000 chemicals into our environment that they have no idea how they affect the human body.

  6. Sorry but…we need that for the wall…..shrugs sorry not sorry

  7. The 1% make to much money off the military industrial complex. There will be no changes.

  8. Uhmm… most Deer Park Spring water is also sourced from Eastern Pennsylvania 😢😢😢

  9. I've been hollaring about how the PFAS have gotten into the Ogallala aquifer, which is the aquifer that my well feeds from. I haven't drank the water from my tap in two years, but my dogs do, and I've lost three of them to cancer, and I lost my cat too. I live fairly close to the airbase in clovis. A cattle rancher who lives even closer lost his entire herd to this. So. I don't drink my well water anymore.

  10. Republicans Reversed all Corporate Regulations on Manufacturing dumping and use of Toxic Chemicals etc.

  11. May the will of The Most High be done in the earth. ALL praises to The Most High – God of Israel to whom ALL praises are due. Sobeit

  12. Lies, Lies, Lies. Take care people.

  13. Make the population docile

  14. My husband is ex military he has had 5 heart attacks, has a benign tumor in his liver has had a mild stroke. I have Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis. Our 41 yo daughter has MS and our son has a mental disorder. We lived on a military base and nothing will ever be done. We are all disabled, I have tried twice to apply for disability and have been denied. I can’t work I live in excruciating pain. Thank you for our service right?!

  15. The Almighty Dollar. Only in America.

  16. The Trump administration will blame Obama.

  17. Delta Pa – dying by the 100's – cancer –

  18. PDF: Water Sector – it's planned for years to sector the water

  19. Gotta love when regulations would have prevented this, they aren't to impede progress they're to protect citizens…

  20. America: Our water problems are giving us cancer!
    Almost every third-world country:

  21. Demonotize. Create an off grid system for your town. Trade goods, not money, with other towns. Live in the town with the laws and work you like best. Towns compete to attract your family because of your potential. Towns with liberal freedoms and dignified work will attract the most potential. Towns buy water etc. Demonotize.

  22. Applauding Sanders and Warren's Rejection of Privatized Water Systems, Group Calls On All 2020 Hopefuls to Follow Suit
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/10/09/applauding-sanders-and-warrens-rejection-privatized-water-systems-group-calls-all

  23. In 2019, Bernie introduced the Water Affordability, Transparency, Equity, and Reliability (WATER) Act of 2019 with Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley. The legislation will be a step toward making sure public water services are functional and guaranteeing that water is safe, clean, and affordable.

    The bill was introduced on the heels of reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is delaying a plan to set limits on Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS, in drinking water and soil:

    Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Legislation to Fix Nation's Crumbling Water Infrastructure
    https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/02/28/lawmakers-introduce-sweeping-legislation-fix-nations-crumbling-water-infrastructure

  24. This is a 30 year old story. Nothing new here

  25. The Trump administration put a former industry lobbyist as head of the EPA. At the EPA, nearly half of the political appointees hired by the Trump Administration have had strong ties to industries regulated by the agency industry, and about a third of these EPA appointees formerly worked as registered lobbyists or lawyers for fossil fuel companies, chemical manufacturers, or other corporate clients:

    https://www.environmentalintegrity.org/trump-watch-epa/whos-running-trumps-epa/

  26. And they give people fluoride a run off chemical of the metal Aluminum

  27. Omg! I'm sure this goes on in a lot of states

  28. Nothing will be done while Trump fraudulently occupies the white house he wants to shut down the EPA.

  29. Hitler 2.0 . experiments on our troops

  30. That could explain a lot here in Lemoore, California.

  31. Thanks Fake EPA. Nice Christmas Present for humanity and are world. Hope poisoning children, families, and our future is worth your Millions.

  32. Honestly expect this to be the new normal and get worse. We are giving companies more ability to pollute our water so you can’t be shocked when we start dying from it

  33. Well, I am very thankful we have clean, healthy drinkwater here in The Netherlands 😃

  34. I would not drink tap water anywhere in USA.

  35. Really sad but not surprising. Americans are going to start questioning living in the U.S. This conversation is definitely going to evolve.

  36. The government are killing folks. We're going down a dark path in America.

  37. Unfortunately nothing will change if Trump gets elected in 2020

  38. Just part of the worldwide population genocide agenda 2030 calls for!

  39. Spray the kids with foam… wtf

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