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U.S., Japan to examine ways to address issue of PFOS detected near U.S. bases in Japan

NHK reported online that following the detection of a high concentration of perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and other types of organic fluorine compounds near U.S. bases in Okinawa and other parts of Japan, the governments of the U.S. and Japan have decided to examine ways to cooperate and address the issue. The network said DM Kono exchanged views with Secretary Esper at the Pentagon on the issue of organic fluorine compounds detected near U.S. bases in Okinawa and Yokota AB in Tokyo. According to the network, the two ministers also confirmed that local understanding and cooperation are essential to maintain the readiness of the USFJ amid the increasingly severe security environment surrounding Japan.

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