Tag: Military Pollution

Unpermitted activity threatens Potomac River and Southern Maryland Severe contamination from military weapons testing and disposal dating to 1898 contaminate the region The Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Division (Indian Head) has conducted open burning/open detonation (OB/OD) of military flares that contain up to 45% of Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances...
Drinking Water Also Impacted—Why Has the Government Been Deliberately Looking the Other Way? As a matter of ritual, every U.S. president invariably gets up on his lectern and extols the United States as the greatest country in the world, claiming it has a duty to export its superior governing institutions...
Materials are being temporarily held in a MetCom holding tank; ultimate fate is unknown The Patuxent River Naval Air Station, on the Chesapeake Bay in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, announced in the last week of May that toxic aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF), was released on base after an accidental discharge...
Fire-fighting foams used on bases worldwide are contaminating the environment and endangering public health. Günther Schneider, a farmer from Binsfeld, Germany, has photos that show what the stream that flows through the village of Binsfeld looks like when aqueous film-forming foam is released from a fire suppression system in...