Over 1,000 gallons of fire-fighting foam (AFFF) concentrate containing "forever chemicals" known to cause cancer, birth defects, thyroid disease, and other serious health issues, have been spilled at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. Highly toxic, only a few gallons of PFAS "forever chemicals" may be enough to render hundreds of trillions of gallons of water potentially unsafe to drink.
The Red Hill facility sits just 100 feet above our sole-source drinking water aquifer. Rainwater constantly percolates into and through the facility, eventually ending up in the groundwater along with any contaminants that get picked up along the way. The Navy knew this and still used PFAS-containing fire fighting foam in their facility.
We cannot stand idly by and watch these chemicals spread further into the environment and closer to our aquifer, as the Navy desperately tries to contain this latest spill. We must take a stand to save not just ourselves, but our children, grandchildren, and generations yet unborn.
If you have not already, contact your Congressperson, and demand that they use every power and channel of influence they possess to immediately:
In addition, every Congressional delegate must make a clear statement that the U.S. Department of Defense take full responsibility for the contamination of O‘ahu’s water, and for all drinking water sources that have been impacted by its actions throughout the Pacific. Please share this action alert to every water drinker that you know.
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