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Nearly 700 military installations have had a known or suspected release of PFAS—chemicals found in firefighting foam that can have adverse effects on human health. DOD is in the early phases of environmental investigations at these locations.
To see the version of this page in English, see GAO-21-268.
El Departamento de Defensa continúa los esfuerzos de limpieza de municiones y sustancias peligrosas en las antiguas áreas militares en Vieques y Culebra, Puerto Rico, pero queda mucho que hacer.
Para la versión de esta página en español, ver a GAO-21-605.
The Department of Defense continues cleanup efforts of munitions and hazardous substances at former military sites in Vieques and Culebra, Puerto Rico. But substantial work remains.
Do military installations have enough water to meet mission needs?
DOD completed 6 assessments—3 at the department level and 3 at the military-service level—and found 102 installations at risk of water scarcity.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers studies the potential costs and benefits of flood risk management projects—such as levees, floodwalls, or building relocation—to inform decision makers about their potential economic effects.
The Army Corps of Engineers builds water-related environmental infrastructure—such as wastewater treatment plants—for cities, counties, and regions. These infrastructure projects are known as "Section 219" projects after their authorizing law.