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PFAS Cleanup Costs, Farm Pollution Increase, Pentagon Says (1)

Oct. 20, 2022, 6:45 PMUpdated: Oct. 20, 2022, 10:23 PM

Cleanup of PFAS contamination at military sites will cost millions more than expected this year, and thousands more farms are potentially affected by the chemicals than previously known, according to three recently released Pentagon reports.

A schedule to investigate and clean up contaminated sites along with costs, agricultural impacts, and other information about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were posted online by the Department of Defense.

The cost and schedule report says the department anticipates spending $409.4 million for site investigations and cleanup in fiscal 2022, a jump from the $260 million it estimated in June.

Congress mandated the ...