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Provision Banning Toxic Firefighting Foam on Military Bases Will Get Senate Vote

The Senate will soon consider a must-pass piece of legislation, including a provision to prohibit the use on military installations of firefighting foam containing the toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS.  The Senate Armed Services Committee, led by Chair James Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-R.I.), included a provision in the Fiscal Year 2020 National Defense Authorization Act that will prevent the Pentagon from procuring and using firefighting foam made with PFAS chemicals on land-based military bases and installations by October 1, 2022.  Read more....



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