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...