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U.S. lawmakers submit legislation on PFAS contamination at military installations

  • October 14, 2021
  • , Okinawa Times
  • JMH Translation

Okinawa Times front-paged a report from Washington saying that Senator Alex Padilla from California, which hosts MCAS Miramar and other bases, has introduced two pieces of legislation that direct the Department of Defense to identify and clean up PFAS at and near U.S. military installations across the country. Fourteen senior senators, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, co-sponsored one of the bills. Senator Padilla told the paper on Wednesday that there has been little progress in cleanup at the bases and that the U.S. military’s long-term use of foam extinguisher has resulted in contamination near bases and put residents’ health at risk. According to the paper, Rep. Debbie Dingell from Michigan has also introduced a bill on PFAS contamination.

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