The US is incinerating is leftover stockpiles of the most lethal types of firefighting foams containing PFAS. The process is deadly to surrounding communities because the materials typically can’t be destroyed by incineration.
I had a conversation with a retired Environmental Protection Agency official in New York last week and she told me there have been no shipments of retired PFAS foam from NATO bases in Europe to the U.S. for incineration. So, tens of thousands of the most lethal substances ever created – are either sitting in 55-gallon drums on bases throughout Europe or – they have been incinerated – or they’re waiting to be incinerated.
I received unpublished documents from New York state detailing the origin of more than 2 million pounds of PFAS materials that were incinerated in Cohoes, NY. The DOD shipped most of the toxins from bases in the eastern half of the country. Private entities also delivered liquids and bulk items containing PFAS to be burned. Here’s my story. https://www.militarypoisons.org/cohoes-sources.html
Germany is likely to be the location for the incineration considering the complacency of the German public in this regard.
Just because mainstream papers like the Guardian or Bild or the New York Times aren’t reporting on a story of this magnitude doesn’t mean it’s not important. In fact, it demonstrates its significance.