Susan Montoya Bryan, Associated Press Updated 6:46 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 16, 2018 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Chemicals associated with firefighting foam once used at a U.S. Air Force base in eastern New Mexico have been detected in groundwater on and near the military installation, prompting requests by state officials for more tests and a study to determine the extent of the toxic plume. The New Mexico Environment Department confirmed the contamination Tuesday, saying officials at Cannon Air Force Base notified state environment, health and agricultural officials about the compounds. Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, have been detected in a small number of the 19 off-base wells tested so far. Some of the wells supply water to local dairies. The Air Force is making bottled water available for drinking and cooking for residents who rely on wells that exceed a health advisory level set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Contamination beyond … [Read more...] about New Mexico concerned about contamination at US air base
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The Japan News Published 6:26 am PDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 Photo: Japan News-Yomiuri Photo Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A a planned landfill site enclosed by seawalls in the Henoko coastal area of Nago, Japan, is part of project to relocate a U.S. air base. A a planned landfill site enclosed by seawalls in the Henoko coastal area of Nago, Japan, is part of project to relocate a U.S. air base. Photo: Japan News-Yomiuri Photo Okinawa governor to withdraw approval for US air base project 1 / 1 Back to Gallery TOKYO - Okinawa Gov. Takeshi Onaga announced Friday that he will carry out procedures to withdraw his predecessor's approval for land reclamation in the Henoko coastal area in Nago, to which the U.S. Marine Corps' Futenma Air Station is planned to be relocated. If the approval is withdrawn, work … [Read more...] about Okinawa governor to withdraw approval for US air base project
U.S. allies are praising President Trump’s order on the U.S. missile attack against the Shayrat air base in Syria, which is believed to be the origin of Tuesday’s chemical weapons attack that killed more than 80 people in the Idlib province. Russia and Syria denounced the move Friday. Russia responds to U.S. strike in Syria Allies and adversaries react to U.S. missile strike in Syria Syria decries “aggression” of U.S. missile strike How accurate was U.S. strike on Syrian airbase? According to former CIA deputy director and CBS News senior national security contributor Michael Morell, Mr. Trump is sending a “very strong” message to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and other foreign leaders watching: “You can’t use these weapons.” “This will deter [al-Assad]. But we did not go after regime command and control, so that will also send him a message that we are not going to try to force him out militarily. So … [Read more...] about What message is Trump sending the world with Syria air base attack?
Tensions between the United States and Turkey have reportedly led to media reports that the U.S. intends to withdraw its troops from Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey. Turkey has denied this claim. According to Russian government-run Sputnik News, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag refuted the media reports, saying, “In recent days there was news that the United States could allegedly leave the Incirlik airbase. The information was refuted by the US authorities. Such decision has not been made.” Johnny Michael, a spokesperson for U.S. European Command (EUCOM), reportedly described the reports as speculation.In January, American officials told the Wall Street Journal that Turkish authorities have made it increasingly difficult for the U.S. to fly out of the base because Turkey constantly uses it as a bargaining chip. Two American officials reportedly said Turkey has at times requested that the U.S. suspend operations on the Incirlik Air … [Read more...] about Media Suggest U.S. Mulling Permanent Cutbacks at Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base
CHINA has shown off deadly 'long spear' missiles which it claims can reach US military bases. The deadly DF-10 ground-based weapons have a range up to 930 miles - putting American bases in South Korea and the Japanese island of Okinawa in range. Chinese state media published footage of supposed missile firing tests from rolling missile launcher trucks. DF-10 missiles – also known as CJ-10s – can carry nuclear warheads weighing up to 500kg. They can be mounted on missile trucks, submarines or warships and some variations also incorporate stealth technology, supersonic speeds and the ability to take out warships. President Xi Jinping has demanded his army be ready to "win any war" with the People's Liberation Army ramping up its military firepower. Earlier this month we revealed how China now has the ability to strike enemy targets with millimetre-level precision after sending Beidou 3 satellites into orbit to boost its space-based navigation system. Its deadly arsenal … [Read more...] about China shows off its deadly ‘long sword’ ground-to-air missiles capable of blitzing US military bases