NATO Poisons Fish In Germany

A German Brown Trout caught in Spangerbach Creek downstream of Spangdahlem NATO Airbase was found to contain a staggering 82,000 ppt of PFOS.

A German Brown Trout caught in Spangerbach Creek downstream of Spangdahlem NATO Airbase was found to contain a staggering 82,000 ppt of PFOS.

By Pat Elder, September 12, 2020

From Military Poisons

Throughout much of Europe, NATO military bases have used and carelessly discarded hundreds of thousands of gallons of toxic fire-fighting foams containing a variety of PFAS chemicals during routine fire-fighting exercises. The aqueous film-forming foams (AFFF) have been in use since the early 1970’s and have been allowed to seep into the ground to contaminate groundwater, soil, and surface water.  The resulting pollution is responsible for a serious European public health crisis, although few are paying attention.

A German Brown Trout caught in Spanger Bach Creek, near Spangdahlem NATO Airbase, was found to contain 82 ug/kg (micrograms per kilo of fillet) of per – and poly fluoroalkyl substances, or PFOS. That news was published in 2015 and it barely attracted attention.

82 ug/kg is the same as 82,000 parts per trillion, (ppt). Public health scientists around the world have been warning people not to consume more than 1 ppt of the toxins daily.

3 Comments

  1. Gen Agustsson says:

    i don’t do fishing. i don’t eat fish anymore cause i didn’t like how we cruelly treat fish! just leave the fishes alone!

  2. But millions do eat fish and they are being poisoned.

  3. Paulette Dennis says:

    Please correct the acronym in the second to last paragraph: . . .’- poly fluoroalkyl substances, or PFOS’, to ‘PFAS’, as it is in the second line of this article.
    Thanks.
    Ps: My Website is http://www.creativeshake.com/PauletteDennis.
    I have included this information in the body of my note as I cannot see the black lettering on your very dark blue ground to make sure my Website is correct.
    Thanks,
    Paulette

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