Watchdog Calls On Pentagon To Detail PFAS Chemicals' Cleanup Expenses

"The Government Accountability Office (GAO) called on the Department of Defense (DOD) this week to detail its cleanup expenses for “forever chemicals” from water supply sources near military bases.

In a report released Tuesday, the government watchdog said the Pentagon has not reported how much it would cost to address perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), a class of chemicals found in firefighting foams used by the military.

The Pentagon has been working to address PFAS contamination in drinking water on its bases and has estimated that it would cost more than $2.1 billion beginning in fiscal 2021 to clean up."

Jordan Williams reports for The Hill June 23, 2021.

Source: The Hill, 06/24/2021