In 2021, we may see a positive effort from the U.S. government in controlling PFOA/PFOS contamination. A problem seen in the water supplies of communities across the country. In an article by Water Online, it was stated that the U.S. House of Representatives is currently looking to focus on PFOA/PFOS in their defense bill for the 2021 fiscal year. It mainly focuses on communities that may be affected by this contamination due to nearby Department of Defense installations. Currently, it is estimated that there are 400 suspected military sites that may be the cause of contamination within these communities.
Some provisions within this new bill include:
- $150 Million to research PFOA/PFOS remediation and a firefighting agent replacement.
- $1.5 billion to cleanup military sites and environmental remediation.
- Developing more research on PFOA/PFOS
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