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Once an Air Force Base …

Pat Elder World Beyond War
old photo of entrance to abandoned air base in California Lethal contamination at Norton Air Force Base in San Bernardino, California threatens human health 35 years after the base closed.

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Americans Eat and Inhale Over 70,000 Plastic Particles Each Year

Mandy Oaklander Time.com
Air, bottled water and seafood were the biggest sources for ingested microplastics. If you live somewhere with clean, safe tap water, relying less on bottled water is a great place to start reducing your plastics exposure.

The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

Pat Elder World Beyond War
military base firefighting near grass and trees The military allows the poisons to leach into the groundwater to contaminate neighboring communities which use groundwater in their wells and municipal water systems.

2019 Will Be a Big Year for Water

Tara Lohan The Revelator
wildlife refuge in Nevada We’ll have to contend with new limits to the Clean Water Act, growing threats from climate change and fixing our aging infrastructure.
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