Military cleanup of water contamination on bases will top $2 billion

Military cleanup of water contamination on bases will top $2 billion

Source: https://www.bellinghamherald.com, September 12, 2019
By Tara Copp

The price tag to clean up contaminated water sources at all military installations is likely to climb higher than the $2 billion original cost estimate, the Pentagon said Thursday.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper in July directed the Pentagon to establish a task force to not only look at the contamination, but begin to assess the health impacts that per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known commonly as PFAS, may have had on service members, their families and the communities surrounding their bases. Read more.

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