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Pentagon’s Growing Cleanup Bill Could Net Contractors Billions

March 22, 2019, 3:29 PM

The U.S. military has spent billions to clean up various environmental contaminants in recent years. But despite improved efforts to reduce the environmental impact of military operations, the Pentagon faces a growing cleanup bill that now stands at approximately $29 billion. That presents numerous opportunities for contractors to support the remediation efforts.

Testimony at a March hearing on the risks of polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) before the Environment Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Reform Committee indicated that contamination from certain chemicals is still widespread. PFAS chemicals such as perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) are found in types of ...