Lawmakers: High Costs Slowing Action on Contaminant in Water

Water sampling shows the contaminant — also called the "forever chemicals" because they will take thousands of years to break down — has seeped into many public water systems in the U.S. and globally, including around military bases and industries.

  • Published 6 March 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cleaning up and protecting U.S. drinking water from a class of toxic chemicals used in many household items could cost in the tens of billions of dollars nationally, including $2 billion for the Department of Defense alone, witnesses testified Wednesday before a House panel urging the federal government to move more quickly on the cleanup. Rep. Harley Rouda, the California Democrat chairing the House Oversight and Reform environment subcommittee, told reporters after… Read at AP News