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Dan Cohen AUTHOR Air traffic control facilities used by the Army and Air Force are falling apart and, in many locations, jeopardizing safety as the Defense Department has been forced to postpone funding for military construction, according to the House Appropriations Committee report accompanying the FY 2017 military construction-veterans affairs spending bill.“[Army] facilities are unsafe, antiquated, and do not provide adequate control, communications or observation abilities for the current air traffic levels at certain locations,” the report states. The existing facility at Fort Benning, Ga., for example, will not be able to handle the current pace of operations, requiring a replacement.“The committee is concerned that this could be a problem throughout the Army enterprise with the recent reductions to the Department of Defense’s construction accounts,” the panel wrote.To address the issue, the committee directs the Army to conduct a risk assessment of its air traffic control facilities and craft a plan to update the facilities.The panel said it was concerned about the deteriorating condition of the Air Force’s air traffic control towers and resulting environmental health risks. “In some cases, towers have developed extensive mold issues and contain health risks related to the use of asbestos and lead-based paint,” according to the report.Lawmakers also cited concerns about the obstructed views experienced by some towers. The committee urges the Air Force to prioritize funding for affected towers “in a much timelier manner.”The committee report, which includes a listing of milcon projects by installation, is available on the committee website.