The Pentagon isn’t asking Congress for enough money to address PFAS at current and former installations, meaning some sites won’t get cleaned up for 50 years, the Environmental Working Group said Monday.

“The department’s funding requests keep disappointing communities that are impacted by PFAS,” John Reeder, EWG vice president for federal affairs, said in a press release. “Our analysis shows Congress must give much more funding or the problem will keep getting worse.”

For fiscal year 2024, DOD requested $1.5 billion for PFAS cleanup. EWG recommends that Congress provide at least $2.75 billion to continue the pace of cleanup efforts.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Steven Cardo