664 Sites to be Checked by Military for Water Contamination

Posted March 11, 2016 at 5:47am

The Associated Press reports that “the military is beginning to check whether chemicals from its firefighting foam may have contaminated groundwater at hundreds of sites nationwide, according to the Defense Department.”  

“The Navy began sampling water at bases in December.”  

“At a naval landing field in Virginia, the U.S. Navy is now giving its personnel bottled water and testing wells in the nearby rural area after the discovery of perfluorinated chemicals in drinking water. Several congressmen are raising concerns about the safety of drinking water near two former Navy bases in suburban Philadelphia because of firefighting foam.”