PFAS-Cleanup Advocates Urge Support for Two PFAS Amendments in House NDAA

June 11, 2024

Environmental activists are supporting two bipartisan PFAS-related amendments to the House’s draft National Defense Authorization Act.

The amendments, led by Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) with a list of bipartisan co-sponsors, are being considered at noon Eastern time today in the Rules Committee. The bill and whichever amendments the committee allows will be on the House floor this week.

  • Proposed NDAA Amendment 368 requires DOD to provide more and better information to communities on PFAS contamination, cleanup and timelines.
  • Proposed NDAA Amendment 404 requires DOD action to stop the spread of PFAS contamination from on-base releases and provide alternative water if drinking water from private or public wells is unsafe.

“We hope defense community leaders will contact their House members and ask them to cosponsor and vote for these two important amendments that will force DOD to take more action on cleaning up these harmful chemicals,” Craig Minor, a veteran and advocate who lives in Ohio and whose family was once impacted by PFAS, told On Base.

Air National Guard photo by Senior Master Sgt. Paul Gorman

June 11, 2024

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