US Military PFAS Restriction Legislation Fails To Satisfy Environment Lobby

17 Dec 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States

The United States Congress agreed in draft, 11 December, a Defence Spending Biill that bars the military from use of firefighting foam containing toxic chemicals (per- and poly- fluoroalkyl, or PFAS) linked to cancer. But the bill has left out key provisions to reduce ongoing release of the chemicals and/or to clean up groundwater and other contamination.Further OOSKAnews coverage of PFAS and water (30 Articles)PFAS are a class of manufactured chemicals that have been used since the 1950s to make commercial and industrial products that resist heat, stains, grease and water, non-stick cookware products and, notably, fire-fighting foams...

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