Kin Town - Both Ryukyu Shimpo and Okinawa Times are reporting that the water found near Kin Town in northern Okinawa contains dangerously high levels of toxic chemicals from the U.S. military. The levels were found July of last year, though only reported today.
Local residents of Kin Town are furious, saying they "feel betrayed," and demand to know why there was such a long delay in reporting.
Yasuharu Tokuda, a medical doctor based in Okinawa, tweeted that citizens should have their blood tested to see if they have been exposed to the toxins.
PFAS are known as "forever chemicals" since they do not degrade, and can accumulate over time.