As Congress Eyes AFFF Ban For DOD, Industry Concern Grows Over PFAS Liability

June 10, 2019
As Congress weighs barring the Defense Department (DOD) from procuring aqueous firefighting foam (AFFF) containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) due to contamination concerns, parties at large industrial and mining sites that may also have used the foam are growing increasingly concerned about their potential cleanup liability. “I think there’s a quiet degree of concern” about how much PFAS and what types of PFAS might be at sites where cleanup is in progress as well as at closed sites, says...

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