Govt. funding deal requires Pentagon to report water contamination at bases
funding deal requires Pentagon to report water contamination at bases.
Under the resolution, the Pentagon must give Congress a list of affected sites within 120 days and include its plans for telling communities about the contamination and when it was detected.
A review by the Inquirer and Daily News found last month that 395 military bases need to be tested for the chemicals, according to numbers from the Air Force, Army and Navy — about 90 more than originally listed by the Defense Department in March 2016.
The rest of Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation has also been pushing for action.
"I am pleased that the spending deal includes the language I secured to require greater transparency from Department of Defense on the issue of water contamination in Bucks and Montgomery Counties," Casey said.
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