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U.S. Military Bases and Airfields are Contaminating Potomac River with "Astronomical Levels&quo

• https://covertactionmagazine.com By Pat Elder

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 all around the world.

Yet citizens of the nation's capital are exposed to toxins in their daily lives, including from military bases, and live in a very unhealthful environment. And their government consistently looks the other way—largely because elected officials are too timid to confront the military establishment or corporations that produce pollutants because they bring so many jobs to their district or state.

In late July, the District of Columbia's Statehood Green Party ("Green Party") sent a letter to Tommy Wells, Director of the Washington, D.C., Department of Energy & Environment, warning of unregulated Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination in the nation's capital.