WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) announced that Nevada will receive $18.9 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, that she helped write and pass, to protect the state’s drinking water from perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are highly toxic, long-lasting chemicals. In Nevada, high levels of PFAS contamination have previously been found at Creech and Nellis Air Force Bases.
“We must be proactive to ensure that all Nevadans have access to clean, safe drinking water, free from contaminants like PFAS and other harmful chemicals,” said Senator Rosen. “This funding, which I helped secure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will go toward protecting our state’s public water systems and the health and wellbeing of our communities.”
Senator Rosen has been a leader in the fight against PFAS exposure at military installations. Last year, she questioned officials from the Department of Defense and Environmental Protection Agency about PFAS contamination on military bases in Nevada. And her bipartisan legislation to address PFAS on military bases was signed into law last year as part of the FY22 National Defense Authorization Act.