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DOD sued for alleged improper incineration of 'forever chemicals'

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DOD sued for improper incineration of 'forever chemicals'Earthjustice sued the Department of Defense (DOD) on Thursday, arguing the military has been improperly incinerating so-called forever chemicals.

The class of chemicals, known as PFAS, is a central ingredient in the firefighting foam widely used by the military, but it's caused alarm due to both its links to cancer and its persistence in the environment.

Earthjustice, which filed the suit on behalf of communities where PFAS has been incinerated, argues DOD is in violation of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which both required the military to phase out use of PFAS-laden firefighting foam and incinerate its stockpiles at temperatures high enough to break down the chemicals and avoid releasing them into the air.

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