DoD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program and DIU Partner to Advance Remediation of PFAS at U.S. Defense Installations
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (November 17, 2023) — The Department of Defense (DoD) has launched a cohort of prototype projects to demonstrate treatment technologies for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS)-impacted media. PFAS are very stable in the environment, due to their unique chemical structure, and are relatively resistant to natural breakdown processes. Spread across three DoD-identified installations, these efforts will demonstrate new technologies targeting these chemicals through a partnership with the DoD’s Environmental Security Technology Certification Program (ESTCP), the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). Ten companies have been awarded prototype contracts under this effort.
PFAS Destruction: Four companies will deploy destructive technologies at a DoD-identified site. PFAS-impacted waste from the demonstrations at NAS JRB Willow Grove and Biddle ANG Base will be destroyed at this offsite location. Companies executing on this aspect of the PFAS remediation initiative are Aquagga, Arcadis, Battelle, and General Atomics.
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