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Okinawa protests latest PFOS-contaminated water leak at U.S. military facility

  • June 25, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times
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Okinawa Times wrote that a senior Okinawa prefectural government official visited U.S. Consulate General Naha on Tuesday to file a protest over the latest leak of water contaminated with PFOS and other toxic substances at a U.S. Army facility in Uruma. In response to the official’s complaint about the military’s delay in notifying the prefectural authorities of the mishap, Principal Officer [sic] Jessica Megill was quoted as saying: “It is regrettable that the incident caused anxiety among local residents.” She reportedly added that swift reporting is very important.

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