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This week’s show features Mindi Messmer and Doris Brock two activists fighting against cancer-causing toxic PFAS chemicals on military bases, including Pease Air Force Base.
And in New Mexico, which is not part of this interview but we are affected by the problem: CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is several months into an investigation to determine the extent of contamination at two U.S. Air Force bases, and state officials said Friday that the work is on track to be completed by summer 2022.

Environment Secretary James Kenney said his department has reviewed data, drafted analysis and sampling plans, and visited areas around Cannon and Holloman air bases. Once the study is done, the department will evaluate the next steps based on the risk to public health, available funding and any actions taken by the federal government at that point.

The state sued in 2019, saying the federal government has a responsibility to clean up plumes of toxic chemicals left behind by past military firefighting activities.

New Mexico officials consider the contamination “an immediate and substantial danger” to the surrounding communities of Clovis and Alamogordo. They say sampling has shown the levels of contamination — linked to a class of chemicals known as PFAS — exceed the lifetime health advisory levels set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Similar contamination has been found at dozens of military sites across the U.S. and has triggered hundreds of lawsuits. Growing evidence that exposure to the chemicals is dangerous has prompted the EPA to consider setting a maximum level for PFAS in drinking water nationwide.

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Friendly Fire: PFAS And Firefighters

Don Kimball will talk about the forever chemicals known as PFAs with Bryan Goodman (Lieutenant in a major metropolitan fire dept. who has been affected by PFAs) and Kyla Bennett (a silence policy advisor for public employees for environmental responsibility.) Another good show on this subject that is finally getting the attention it deserves.  

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Friendly Fire: PFAS On Military Bases

This week's show features Mindi Messmer and Doris Brock two activists fighting against cancer-causing toxic PFAS chemicals on military bases, including Pease Air Force Base. And in New Mexico, which is not part of this interview but we are affected by the problem: CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is several months into an investigation to determine the extent of contamination at two U.S. Air Force bases, and state officials […]

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Friendly Fire: Kathryn Costello

On this episode of Friendly Fire, host Don Kimball is joined by Kathryn Costello, LCSW and expert on Military issues. In this episode they’ll explore opiate addiction and other addictions, suicide, PTSD and PTSD with families and survivors of veterans with PTSD and moral injury, employee assistance program, red flag laws, coping strategies, and more. Listen below:

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Friendly Fire: The Golden Rule

This week Don Kimball is joined by the crew from the Golden Rule. Sailing the pacific for peace, four anti-nuclear activists are taking the boat, the Golden Rule from Honolulu to San Francisco. This 39 foot sail boat that could is more than sails and wood - it's blood sweat and tears on a mission to save the human race https://gmcr.org/prog/friendlyfire/ff%20210514%20gerry%20and%20helen%20-%20the%20golden%20rule.mp3  

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Friendly Fire: Blowing the whistle on drone technology

The military often recruits Americas best and brightest, what happens when they blow the whistle on unaccountable leaders using drone technology. https://gmcr.org/prog/friendlyfire/ff%20210507%20lisa%20and%20%20cian%20-%20drones.mp3 Right click and select "Save Link As" to download

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Friendly Fire: Matthew Hoh

Tune in to Friendly Fire to hear this week’s guest Matthew Hoh a former US Marine captain and State Department official talk about the true costs of our 20 year war in Afghanistan and what leaving will look like for all sides of the conflict. Listen below: https://gmcr.org/prog/friendlyfire/ff%20210423%20mathew%20hull%20afghanistan.mp3 Right click and select "Save Link As" to download

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