DOD Says PFAS Cleanup Will Likely Top $3 Billion But Braces For More

March 11, 2020
The Defense Department (DOD) is estimating that its costs for cleaning up the two most studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) will be approximately $3 billion, an estimate that is 50 percent higher than its previous rough estimate, but the department expects that number to grow as it further investigates contamination. Maureen Sullivan, DOD deputy assistant secretary for environment, testified March 11 before the House Appropriations military construction subcommittee that the department’s estimate for cleanup of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and...

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