Fire Fighting Foams Are Used During Training Exercises
At Defence Force Facilities & Airports Around Australia:
In 2017, the ABC TV [Australia] reported that the use of
firefighting foams during training exercises at
Australian Defence Force facilities around
Australia had contaminated nearby
Australian Defence was warned 30 years ago that the chemicals
in its firefighting foam should be handled as a toxic waste...
Some say this is the worst pollution in Australia’s history – on 90 + sites.
The media, except ⇒ ABC TV ‘Four Corners‘ ⇐ are ignoring it !
However the ⇒ “Protected Pollutant Fluoride” ⇐ is NOT
mentioned by name by the ABC in this programme ?
…Currently, there are investigations into PFC environmental contamination at 18 [and still counting] priority defence sites around Australia affecting at least 1200 households. These include the Williamstown Air Base in New South Wales, the Army Aviation Centre near the rural town of Oakey in Queensland, Royal Australian Air Force Base (RAAF) base at Edinburgh in South Australia, RAAF Bases in Townsville and Amberley, near Ipswich and at other RAAF bases in West Australia as well as in
Darwin and Tindal, and Robertson Barracks in Northern Territory…
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PFOA and PFOS are extremely persistent in the environment
and resistant to typical environmental degradation processes.PFOS Was added to Annex B of the
Notice all the F.s for Fluoride ⇓
Wikipedia → HERE
…Health and Environmental Concerns of ‘Persistent Organic Pollutants’:
Fluorosurfactants such as perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) have caught the attention of regulatory agencies because of their persistence, toxicity, and widespread occurrence in the blood of general populations and wildlife. In 2009 PFASs were listed as persistent organic pollutants under the Stockholm Convention, due to their ubiquitous, persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic nature. Their production has been regulated or phased out by manufacturers, such as 3M, DuPont, Daikin, and Miteni in the USA, Japan, and Europe.
Some manufacturers have now replaced PTFOS and PFOA with short-chain PFASs, such as perfluorohexanoic acid (PFHxA), perfluorobutanesulfonic acid and perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS). Shorter fluorosurfactants may be less prone to accumulating in mammalians; there is still concern that they may be harmful to both humans, and the environment at large.