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Following Criticism, New Pentagon Chief Seeks To Reset PFAS Response

July 26, 2019
Newly confirmed Defense Secretary Mark Esper’s creation of a high-level task force to take a “proactive stance” on per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) contamination signals the Pentagon’s new chief is seeking to take control of an issue for which DOD has drawn strong criticisms for months and prompted Congress to advance legislation to address it. On the same day he was confirmed to lead DOD, Esper signed a memo to the military services’ secretaries and high-level DOD officials to establish a...


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