AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast

Remediation and Impact of PFAS on Servicemembers

March 14, 2021 Kevin Ferrara Season 2 Episode 6
AFSO21's Weekend Wrap-up Podcast
Remediation and Impact of PFAS on Servicemembers
Show Notes

In this episode, Weekend Wrap-up host, Kevin Ferrara talks about a Congressional hearing on PFAS that was postponed twice and his opportunity to testify removed.

Kevin reads for listeners and viewers, what was supposed to be his opening statements that highlight how the DoD and Air Force continue to pushback on the fact PFAS does have a significant impact on US military servicemembers. 

In addition to reciting his testimony, Kevin highlights the DoDs PFAS blood test for active military and DoD civilian firefighters and how the DoD seemingly does not have a plan to deal with elevated levels of PFAS in servicemembers. 

Kevin highlights how the DoD continues to release AFFF into the environment, sometimes off the military installation within civilian communities.

Links

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs PFAS Web Page

Kirtland AFB Firefighters Respond to Albuquerque, New Mexico fire

Cannon Air Force Base PFAS Permit Violations

Mark Correll, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Environment, Safety, and Infrastructure Comments on PFAS Remediation

DoD MTF Guide PFAS Blood Testing of DoD Firefighters

ASDR Memo Blood Testing for DoD Firefighters to PFAS

US Congress House Appropriations Committee Schedule

EWG PFAS Interactive Map





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