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Pentagon Watchdog To Examine Military’s Use Of Toxic PFAS Chemicals

"The Pentagon’s inspector general is examining the military’s use of a dangerous but ubiquitous class of man-made chemicals that has leached into the drinking water of millions of Americans, including many living near military bases across the country."

Source: Washington Post, 10/16/2019

Senate Democrat Raises Scrutiny Of Russian Investment In Kentucky Mill

"A top Senate Democrat is asking the owner of a controversial Kentucky aluminum mill to provide more details about a Russian oligarch’s investment in the project, including whether the partnership could provide the Russian company with access to sensitive information."

Source: McClatchy, 10/11/2019

"Senate Seeks to Back Ban on Firefighting Foam in Defense Bill"

"The Senate urged its negotiators Sept. 25 to back language banning the Pentagon’s use of firefighting foam containing potentially hazardous nonstick chemicals known as PFAS, as House-Senate talks continue toward a single Defense Department reauthorization bill."

Source: Bloomberg Environment, 09/26/2019

Pentagon Says PFAS Cleanup Costs Will Dwarf Earlier Estimates

"Military leaders said Thursday that “forever chemical” contamination costs are likely to surpass their original $2 billion estimate as Congress works to push the Department of Defense (DOD) to clean up contaminated water across the country."

Source: The Hill, 09/13/2019

Trump Admin Guts Programs To Detect Weapons Of Mass Destruction

"The Trump administration has quietly dismantled or cut back multiple programs that were created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to help detect and prevent terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, a Times investigation has found."

Source: LA Times, 07/22/2019

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