House Defense Bill Exceeds Biden Proposal for PFAS Cleanups

Aug. 25, 2021, 7:39 PM

The Defense Dept. would receive $549 million more than President Joe Biden requested to cleanup “forever chemicals,” under authorizing legislation a House committee will mark up Sept. 1.

The fiscal year 2022 National Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 4350) would significantly boost the defense spending levels for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, according to a chairman’s mark the House Armed Services Committee released on Wednesday.

  • The bill also would provide $15 million more than the president requested to study alternative chemicals for specialized fire fighting foams the department uses that traditionally have contained PFAS.
  • The Senate’s version of the bill, ...

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