[Press Release] Dingell Leads U.S. and Japanese Progressive Caucus Members in Advocating for PFAS Protections in NDAA

December 5, 2022

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"Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Deputy Whip of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, today sent a letter with United States and Japanese Progressive Caucus members calling for any final NDAA legislation to include robust protections from the use of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) on U.S. military bases in the United States and abroad.

“The language related to PFAS in the current versions of the House and Senate National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which should apply to U.S. military bases in both the United States and abroad, including Japan, is an important expression of the will of the United States government to recognize the harm PFAS substances have caused and to take appropriate steps to address the problem,” the lawmakers write. “They include prohibitions on incinerating PFAS waste, restrictions on the procurement of PFAS-containing equipment, reporting requirements for suspected PFAS contamination outside the military, and extended studies on the health impacts of PFAS contamination. We are writing to express our support for that language and to urge you to make sure it is included in final passage.”