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U.S. military provides Futenma soil samples to Okinawa authorities

  • May 12, 2020
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Asahi reported that in response to repeated requests from the Okinawa prefectural and Ginowan municipal governments, U.S. military authorities at MCAS Futenma provided samples on Monday of soil collected at nine locations on the base, including near the hangar where the spillage of foam extinguisher containing PFOS occurred about a month ago. The samples reportedly include soil that the U.S. military removed from the vicinity in late April due to possible contamination. The U.S. military, GOJ, and Okinawa authorities will each reportedly analyze the samples to check for contamination.

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