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U.S. Military Says More Facilities May Have ‘Forever Chemicals’

March 13, 2020, 8:31 PM

A total of 651 military installations around the U.S. may be polluted with PFAS chemicals, increasing previous estimates by 250 additional facilities, according to a Defense Department report sent to Congress.

  • Increase comprised mostly of smaller Army and Army National Guard facilities, report says
  • “This report also makes it clear that we are still learning the full extent of the impact on our communities,” Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.), House Armed Services Committee chairman, said in a release
  • Potential $4-6 billion cost over 18 years to upgrade firefighting vehicles for alternative firefighting foam also disclosed by department report
  • NOTE: Pentagon increased...

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