FY21 Defense Conference Bill Drops Several Provisions On PFAS Cleanups

December 4, 2020
Congressional armed services committee leaders have finished negotiating the fiscal year 2021 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), releasing a conference report that drops several measures championed by House members to push the military on the cleanup and disposal of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). But the conferenced bill maintains some PFAS measures, creating an interagency body to coordinate federal research on PFAS, barring the Defense Department from procuring certain items containing the two most prevalent PFAS, and authorizing another $15...

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