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Ginowan City detects PFOS, PFOA above permissible levels in water near MCAS Futenma

  • May 8, 2020
  • , Okinawa Times
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Okinawa Times led with a report saying that the city government of Ginowan released on Thursday the results of its water quality survey conducted at eight locations near MCAS Futenma in response to the leakage of foam extinguisher out of the base on April 10. The city government said that it detected more than 50 nanograms per liter of PFOS and PFOA. This amount reportedly exceeds the permissible level set by the Ministry of the Environment at four of the eight locations, including a pond at a local elementary school. The high levels were detected at the four locations on April 16, six days after the incident. The municipality has posted the results of the water survey on its website.

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