Senate Democrats Push New Bills To Speed, Fund DOD PFAS Cleanups

June 8, 2021
With backing from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Democrats are pushing new legislation that aims to speed the cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Defense Department (DOD) locations by setting deadlines for testing and remediating sites and authorizing a one-time $10 billion investment to fund the effort. The legislation, led by Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Alex Padilla (D-CA), is in the form of two bills introduced June 8. One of the bills, dubbed the Filthy...

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