AECOM Secures Contract for PFAS Remediation

Date: June 3, 2024

Source: AECOM

AECOM has secured a five-year contract with the U.S. Army Environmental Command to provide environmental remediation services, focusing on PFAS contamination. With extensive experience, AECOM is well-positioned to address these complex challenges effectively. Their role will involve significant investigative and remediation efforts across multiple U.S. locations.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of man-made chemicals that have been used in various industrial applications and consumer products since the 1940s. Known for their persistence in the environment and human body, PFAS are often referred to as "forever chemicals" because they do not break down and can accumulate over time. Exposure to PFAS has been linked to adverse health effects, including cancer, liver damage, and developmental issues. PFAS produces a multifaceted issue that will require significant efforts by both private and public actors.

AECOM's role underscores its commitment to protecting water resources and public health. With tightening regulations on PFAS, their work will be pivotal in ensuring compliance and safeguarding communities. Their extensive experience with PFAS across over 600 sites globally enhances their capability. As one of the largest environmental and engineering services firms, AECOM is in a unique position to make real progress in this fight. Time will tell whether their remediation efforts are successful.

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