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Testing finds PFOS, PFOA in excessive levels at US Navy base in Japan


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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan — Two rounds of tests in June and July confirmed the presence of toxic organic compounds in wastewater from this base’s treatment facility, according to the city of Yokosuka.

Levels of PFOS and PFOA in samples of discharged water in July exceeded the limit — 50 parts per trillion — imposed by the Japanese government, according to the news release.

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