A Whistleblower Exposes The Government’s Inaction To Protect Military Firefighters
I'm horrified. Civil employees like firefighters are complete hero's full stop. For them to have served their entire life and used toxic PFA retardant to fight fires and keep our communities safe. I'm speechless as to the third party companies providing the toxic substance and holding the local and state govts accountable. I started a water think tank, Axiom Climate for this very reason...to educate on water risks(physical, governance, infrastructure), innovate with water technologies and expose the world to what can be do for our water quality!! Makes me so sad that the US gov't is not protecting its citizens.
I live in one of the most contaminated locations in the nation and now thanks to GEG / SIA this is not likely to improve (previously it was limited to the Fairchild Air Force Base <FAFB>). Everyone touched by this heinous forever chemical should be made whole. It is in our private wells poisoning our crops, livestock, families and civic employees. There needs to be a single F2F agency for innocent consumers/victims to receive information and remediation advocacy and execution on real solutions. Where I live, I recently joined the board of directors for the West Plans Water Coalition and our goal is to be the gold standard of this platform. Working with the appropriate government agencies to hold accountable the polluters. My heart goes out to every person affected by this horrible contaminate. My tears are for the innocent who did nothing but strive to live a healthy rural life on private well water. And it's complicated, almost by design.
Firefighters and service members should receive compensation if/when they develop illnesses related to exposure to these chemicals.
It is so sad how our Government treats our Veterans and service members.They could care less about the heroes that risk their lives protecting our country
DoD is aware. Clean-up is extremely, extremely slow. EWG is tracking progress. https://www.ewg.org/news-insights/news/2022/06/militarys-filthy-50-sites-contaminated-forever-chemicals-havent-started
CDC was studying the community too: https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/pfas/communities/factsheet/Spokane-County-Community-Level-Results-Factsheet.html
Can men of color apply?
I live in Spokane Washington near the Fairchild Air Force Base where the pfas chemicals have been found in water supply in Wells near the Air Force Base. There is a growing number of private Wells surrounding the Air Force Base that are getting further and further away from the base that are testing possible for these chemicals people have died from various types of cancer in the area pets have died from cancer in the area. What if anything is being done about this situation?
You & Jon Stewart must join together to fight fire from the fire fighting cancers here there & everywhere with our military heroes & all those who run into burning fires & crisis to save lives... Many towns have closed fire depts. without disclosing to neighbors all their practice fires have also contributed to poisoning private wells & local area neighborhoods too.
WHY ISN'T THIS ON THE NEWS?