The Pentagon is Poisoning Your Drinking Water
The nation’s biggest polluter isn’t a corporation. It’s the Pentagon.
The Department of Defense, under a 1980 EPA exemption, is still allowed to burn weapons waste, detonate toxic explosives, and in certain cases even radioactive waste. Every year the DoD churns out more than 750,000 tons of hazardous waste — more than the top three chemical companies combined.
The military is largely exempt from compliance with most federal and state environmental laws, and the EPA continues to work hard to keep it that way, especially in the case of #perchlorate as the agency debates exactly how much of the noxious stuff is safe to consume.