Shaheen Seeks PFAS Amendment Triggering DOD Cleanups, Cost Recovery

June 26, 2020
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) is seeking to insert in the fiscal year 2021 defense authorization bill a provision to allow communities near military facilities to recoup cleanup costs for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and give the Defense Department (DOD) the ability to pursue recovery of remediation costs from industrial parties. The amendment -- which Shaheen filed June 25 for inclusion in the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) -- would also ease DOD’s ability to appropriate funds for...

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