Military

Cleanup Of Toxic Firefighting Chemicals At Military Bases: $2 Billion

"It may cost up to $2 billion to clean up toxic firefighting chemicals that have leaked from more than 400 U.S. military installations, including Fairchild Air Force Base, a group of Democratic senators said Tuesday in a letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee."

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, 09/07/2017

"Hackers Gain Entry Into U.S., European Energy Sector, Symantec Warns"

"Advanced hackers have targeted United States and European energy companies in a cyber espionage campaign that has in some cases successfully broken into the core systems that control the companies’ operations, according to researchers at the security firm Symantec."

Source: Reuters, 09/06/2017

"Military Bases' Contamination Will Affect Water For Generations"

"VICTORVILLE, CA - Once a fighter jet training base critical to the Cold War, little remains of the former George Air Force Base but rows of dilapidated houses, a dismantled military hospital and dangerous chemicals from pesticides, jet fuels and other hazardous wastes that have poisoned the water for decades."

Source: News21, 08/18/2017

CA Water Districts Sue Feds for $1.4 Billion To Clean Drinking Supply

"In a sweeping legal fight that could affect drinking water supplies for thousands of Sacramento-area residents, two water districts near the old McClellan Air Force Base are suing the federal government for $1.4 billion to clean up the cancer-causing chemical hexavalent chromium from the area’s groundwater supplies."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 08/09/2017

"Dangerous Pollutants in Military’s Open Burns Greater Than Thought"

"The federal government appears to have significantly underestimated the amount of lead, arsenic and other dangerous pollutants that are sent into the air from uncontrolled burning of hazardous waste at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant in Virginia, according to a draft of a long-awaited report compiled by researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency."

Source: ProPublica, 08/03/2017

Fear The Power-Grid Hack. Also Fear How Little The U.S. Knows About It

"LAS VEGAS -- The robust and agressive takedown of part of Ukraine’s power grid by hackers served as a wakeup call for cyber experts and exposed just how much America does not know about foreign operatives’ ability to strike critical U.S. infrastructure."

Source: McClatchy, 07/28/2017

"Security: Democrats Request Review Of Pipeline Cyberdefenses"

"The top Democrats on the Senate and House energy panels are seeking an assessment of the cyber and physical security protections for natural gas, oil and other hazardous pipeline infrastructure, warning of increased cyberthreats from foreign state-backed and criminal hacking organizations."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/20/2017

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