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Ginowan detects PFAS contamination in sewage

  • September 10, 2021
  • , Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

Ryukyu Shimpo front-paged a report saying it learned from informed sources that the city government of Ginowan detected several hundred nanograms per liter of PFOS and PFOA in samples of water in sewage on Aug. 26, the same day the U.S. military released water containing PFAS into the local sewage system from the Futenma Air Station after treating it. This level of contamination exceeds the Japanese government’s guideline of 50 nanograms per liter. The municipal government is planning to announce the preliminary results of the survey today. The paper noted that the U.S. military has stressed the safety of the discharged water by saying the water contained less than 2.7 nanograms per liter of PFAS.

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