DOD Plans to Meet PFAS Phase-Out Deadline Despite Late Testing Start

September 15, 2020
Despite a late start due to the coronavirus pandemic, Department of Defense (DOD) officials told lawmakers they are on track to meet a statutory deadline to phase out the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by 2024 due to the accelerated pace of its research and development. Though the coronavirus pandemic has hampered DOD’s research into the potential adverse environmental effects of AFFF alternatives by up to as much as six months, Herb...

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