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“House Democrats added several amendments aiming to regulate a class of cancer-linked chemicals called PFAS to a defense spending bill Monday.
The additions followed the failure of the chamber to add a broader amendment that would tackle the substances.
PFAS chemicals are also often called ‘forever chemicals’ due to their persistence in nature and the human body. They are found in firefighting foam that is used by the military as well as a variety of household products.
The House version of the bill, known as the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), is slated for a vote on Tuesday.
On Monday, the House added amendments from Reps. Antonio Delgado (D-N.Y.), Andy Levin (D-Mich.), Chrissy Houlahan (D-Pa.) and Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.) that aim to study or limit PFAS.
The provision from Levin would temporarily prevent the Defense Department (DOD) from incinerating PFAS until the Defense secretary finalizes disposal regulations.
The Delgado amendment would require all PFAS manufacturers to disclose any discharges of the substance over 100 pounds. Last year, the House required the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to make manufacturers report discharges of some types of PFAS in the same quantity, but Delgado’s measure would prevent the agency from applying a certain exemption…”