Letter: Permit would allow Navy to discharge chemicals

Editor,

The EPA has proposed a stormwater discharge permit for Navy discharges to Clover Valley Creek and Dugualla Bay.

The EPA acknowledges that the proposed permit was prepared without knowledge of the PFAS contaminated discharges.

Ironically, the proposed permit calls on the Navy to educate the public about “resident killer whales” — but it doesn’t require monitoring for the PFASs that are known to accumulate in marine mammals and fish.

The public comment period ends Nov. 14, much of it having passed without the public knowing about the PFASs.

Rick Abraham

Greenbank

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