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Groundwater War: Reporters on the Challenges of Covering PFAS

A black and white photo of a faucet gushing water into a sink.

New Mexico isn’t the only state trying to compel the U.S. military to clean up the waters it has polluted with toxic chemicals known as PFAS. Nationwide, the military has contaminated almost 700 communities with the toxic chemicals found in certain types of firefighting foams. As part of our series, Groundwater War, correspondent Laura Paskus…

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The Struggle for PFAS Pollution Accountability

New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney.

June 18, 2021 – After testifying at a congressional hearing on PFAS last week, New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney joins the show to talk about trying to pressure the federal government to set standards for exposure to the toxic chemicals. Meanwhile, remedial project manager Chris Gierke, claims the Air Force is moving forward with remediation for a PFAS plume at…

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