High levels of PFOS detected at Japanese school next to U.S. military base

High levels of pfos detected at japanese school next to u. S. Military base

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Residents in Okinawa, Japan, have long suffered from the noise harassment of U.S. military aircraft and the threat of crashes. Various road accidents and other crimes caused by the U.S. troops have severely disturbed the daily lives of Okinawan people. Recently, extremely high levels of a suspected carcinogen were detected on the grounds of an elementary school next to the U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, sparking concerns over students’ health.

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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

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Okinawa is a Japanese prefecture comprising more than 150 islands in the East China Sea between Taiwan and Japan’s mainland. It’s known for its tropical climate, broad beaches and coral reefs, as well as World War II sites. On the largest island (also named Okinawa) is Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum, commemorating a massive 1945 Allied invasion, and Churaumi Aquarium, home to whale sharks and manta rays. 

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