University studies put the safety threshold for PFC exposure much lower than the EPA. In 2015, researchers Philippe Grandjean at Harvard School of Public Health and Richard Clapp of the University of Massachusetts-Lowell pegged 1-ppt as the safe level of PFOA in drinking water.Canada Goose quelle taille”While the military does not dispute its responsibility for the water contamination, the response thus far has been unacceptable,” said U.S. Rep. Brian Fizpatrick, a Republican who represents suburban Pennsylvania counties near Philadelphia where PFCs from a trio of military bases have contaminated the water for about 70,000 people.In Pennsylvania and Michigan, the military has refused to provide safe drinking water unless a well tests above the EPA’s dual PFOS/PFOA health advisory level of 70 part-per-trillion (ppt). In Oscoda, 19 different PFCs are being found in the groundwater — some at concentration levels well above that safety threshold. One PFC, perfluorohexane sulfonic acid (PFHxS), which is closely related to PFOA and PFOS, was nominated in June for inclusion on the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants.
The Air Force is ignoring a Michigan law passed in January meant to force the military to shoulder the cost burden of providing safe water. The Air Force argues the law is “discriminatory” and therefore invalid because it “only applies to federal and state agencies, not to all entities and persons.”Human rights organizations believe a Saudi national who planned to attend Western Michigan University will be beheaded for participating in peaceful protests.Canada Goose quelle taille The American Federation of Teachers learned Saturday that Mujtaba’a al-Sweikat was moved from detention in Dammam to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, where executions by beheading “customarily take place.”
According to a July 16 statement from the AFT,Canada Goose quelle taille al-Sweikat and 13 others were arrested for attending 2011-12 protests against the Saudi Arabian government. He was held in detention in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, since his arrest, and sentenced to death on June 1, 2016.AFT Michigan President David Hecker called on President Donald Trump to use his relationship with Saudi leaders to stop the executions. The statement did not indicate al-Sweikat’s current status, but stated that his beheading is “imminent.””President Trump displayed a close relationship with Saudi leaders during his recent trip to the kingdom,” Heckler said in the statement. “I urge him to use that relationship to plead with the new Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to halt the executions.”