Just a few weeks ago, super hawk Michèle Flournoy was being touted as a virtual shoo-in to become Joe Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Defense. But some progressives insisted on organizing to raise key questions: Should we accept the revolving door that keeps spinning between the Pentagon and the weapons industry?
Maryland Department of the Environment’s conclusion about PFAS poisoning from military bases over-reaches the reasonable findings based on the actual data collected and falls short of acceptable scientific and industry standards on several fronts.
Last month the Maryland Department of the Environment released a report that found no cause for alarm regarding the presence of PFAS in the St. Mary’s River and its oysters near a navy base that dumped the substances into the water during routine fire-fighting exercises. The chemicals, per – and poly fluoroalkyl substances, are linked to cancer and fetal abnormalities.
Andrews, the “Home of Air Force 1” is the only base in the state known to poison both the Patuxent and the Potomac. PFAS may travel for miles. It contaminates fish and sickens people who consume it. Who knew?