Senate Goes Easy On Pentagon Polluters

By Pat Elder, Civilian Exposure. -

Ms. Maureen Sullivan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Environment, testified in front of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on March 28, 2019. The hearing focused [...]

America’s Most Contaminated Military Bases

By Pat Elder, Militarypoisons.org -

I drove across the country with my daughter Holly last week to draw attention to the reckless behavior of the military as it continues to poison the waters in communities across the country. We [...]

The U.S. Military Is Poisoning Germany

By Pat Elder, Civilianexposure.org -

Germany is experiencing a public health crisis with millions of people potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with Per and Poly Fluoroalkyl Substances, or PFAS. A major source of [...]

The Tyranny Of Contamination: The US Military Is Poisoning Okinawa.

By Pat Elder, Worldbeyondwar.org -

High concentrations of the deadly compounds Per-fluoro-octane sulfonate (PFOS) and Per-fluoro-octanoic acid (PFOA), together known as Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in [...]

Indigenous Group Sues Exxon, Energy Majors Over Fracking Waste Contamination in Patagonia

By Lorraine Chow, Readersupportednews.org -

A major indigenous group in the Argentine Patagonia is suing some of world's biggest oil and gas companies over illegal fracking waste dumps that put the "sensitive Patagonian environment," local [...]

An Empire Of Bases Poisons Water, Threatening Its Own Collapse

By Pat Elder, Worldbeyondwar.org -

Per-flouro octane-sulfo-nate or PFOS, and Per-flouro-octa-noic acid or PFOA, are the active ingredients in the foam routinely used to train soldiers to extinguish aircraft fires at U.S. military [...]

Toxic Firefighting Chemicals ‘Most Seminal Public Health Challenge’

By Christopher Knaus, www.theguardian.com -

By Christopher Knaus for The Guardian - A top United States environmental official has described the contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals as the most seminal public [...]

DuPont, Chemours Sued For Contaminating Drinking Water

By Sharon Lerner, www.theintercept.com -

By Sharon Lerner for The Intercept - AFTER YEARS of litigation over PFOA, an industrial toxin used to make Teflon and other non-stick and stain-resistant products, in 2009 DuPont introduced GenX. [...]

U.S. Military World’s Largest Polluter – Hundreds Of Bases Gravely Contaminated

By Whitney Webb, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - MINNEAPOLIS– Last week, mainstream media outlets gave minimal attention to the news that the U.S. Naval station in Virginia Beach had spilled an estimated [...]

Navajo Sues EPA For $160 Million Over Last Year’s Mining Waste Spill

By Whitney Webb, www.nationofchange.org -

By Whitney Webb for Mint Press News - Before Dakota Access, many Americans were unaware of the excessive damage and exploitation that Native Americans have endured and continue to suffer from [...]

How Environmental Contamination Targets People Of Color

By Larry Buhl, www.desmogblog.com -

By Larry Buhl for Desmog - With about 42,000 active wells, Kern County, California is home to three-quarters of California's oil drilling and 95 percent of the state’s hydraulic fracturing [...]

Victory!! Pesticide Contamination Prohibited From Organic Production

By Staff, www.centerforfoodsafety.org -

By Staff of Center for Food Safety - SAN FRANCISCO— Synthetic pesticides are once again prohibited in compost used for organic production, thanks to a federal court in the Northern District of [...]

Thousands Of Schools Contaminated With Cancer & Birth Defect Causing PCBs

By Kit O'Connell, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Kit O'Connell for Mint Press News - AUSTIN, Texas — A toxic chemical that used to be prevalent in construction materials may still be hiding in the walls of thousands of American schools, and [...]

Contamination At 3,900 Fracking Spill Sites In N. Dakota Alone

By Sami Grove, www.treehugger.com -

By Sami Grove for Tree Hugger - There's no doubt that fracking has provided a boost to the North Dakota economy in recent years, but at what cost? New research from Duke University scientists [...]

Harmful Economic Policy Poisoned Flint Before Lead Did

By Lori Hansen Riegle, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Lori Hansen Riegle for The Huffington Post - The national spotlight is on Flint, Michigan as it struggles with a contaminated public water system that has been poisoning its people over the [...]

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