Water near Joint Base and Earle polluted by possible carcinogen: report

Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM – Military bases, including the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Naval Weapons Station Earle, used a firefighting foam rife with dangerous chemicals for decades after being warned of the risks, according to a new report by the Environmental Working Group.

That head-in-the-sand strategy resulted in pockets of contaminated groundwater across the nation, including here in New Jersey, the EWG’s report concludes. EWG is a nonprofit environmental research and advocacy group …

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