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“Three instances of PFAS contamination were confirmed in Utah, including at Hill Air Force Base, Camp Williams and the Salt Lake City International Airport.

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) alleges that 678 installations in total may have a per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination issue. Another four military sites in Utah are suspected of having levels due to the Pentagon’s use of a particular type of firefighting foam.

EWG’s Rep. Dan Kildee asked for and was able to get the Department of Defense (DoD) inspector general to conduct a probe of PFAS, but that investigation has likely been delayed due to the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The letter asked for the provisions of the PFAS Action Act to be incorporated into this year’s National Defense Authorization Act.

According to KSL, some of the provisions include: more funding for remediation at contaminated sites;  requiring the EPA to develop a drinking water standard for certain types of the chemicals in two years; and blood testing for defense department personnel and dependents…”