Joint Base MDL Water Tainted By Toxins
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry says that 11 parts per trillion of PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctanesulfonic acid) are acceptable levels. When water at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst was tested, results showed 264,300 parts per trillion, over 24,000 times the limit. Even going by looser EPA standards of 70 parts per trillion, the numbers found at JBMDL are eye-bulging.
The nearly 30,000 people who live in the area around the Base have been potentially exposed. New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection is attempting to enforce stricter regulations to make military bases comply with the state.
There's a ton more info here, but it seems like a bad situation overall, and hopefully one that can be remedied soon, and with as little impact on the public health as possible.
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