The Line: Groundwater Contamination Near Cannon AFB

1235 Line Water Contamination

March 1, 2019 – Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists examine reports of groundwater contamination that has destroyed a Clovis dairyman’s livelihood – and threatens his health and the health of the general public. The groundwater has been contaminated by years of firefighting foam testing at Cannon Air Force Base, and New Mexico is threatening the federal government with penalties for not cleaning up toxic mess.

Line Panelists:
Janice Arnold-Jones, former NM state representative
Lonna Atkeson, professor, UNM Political Science Department
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Zackary Quintero, UNM law student & president, Student Trial Lawyers Association

For Further Reading:

Water contamination puts New Mexico dairy farmer out of business – by Elena Mendoza, KRQE

Air Force Pollution Forces New Mexico Dairy To Euthanize 4,000 Cows – by Anna-Lisa Laca, Farm Journal’s Milk

“Our families need answers”: Feds commit to test people for toxic “forever chemicals” near military bases in Colorado, 7 other states  – by Bruce Finley, The Denver Post

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