DOD expects to revise its figures about the number of military installations that have PFAS contamination, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon said this week, according to McClatchy.
Last year, the Pentagon reported contamination at 401 sites but appears to have undercounted, especially in National Guard communities, MacMahon said. The updated information will be included in a report DOD releases around the first of the year.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a broad PFAS cleanup bill Wednesday that directs EPA to set water standards and makes other reforms.
“Our communities and our families depend on having access to clean water,” said Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.), as reported by The Hill. “Unfortunately for many towns, cities, villages and military bases throughout our country, this basic requirement is not being fulfilled.”
New York National Guard photo of Rep. Paul Tonko, right