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PFAS detected in tap water in Kin Town

  • October 2, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times, Ryukyu Shimpo
  • JMH Translation

Saturday’s Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times gave top play to reports on an announcement on Friday by the government of the town of Kin that when it analyzed tap water in two areas on June 22, 2020, it detected up to 70 nanograms per liter of PFAS, 1.4 times the GOJ’s provisional standard of 50 nanograms. Ryukyu Shimpo wrote that the municipal government also surveyed the groundwater in the same two areas and detected 1.7-1.8 times the provisional standard for the chemical at four of the nine locations, including three near Camp Hansen. The paper wrote that although the municipal government discovered this contamination in July 2020, it did not disclose it until last week.

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