The Environmental Protection Agency would have to take several steps to regulate and mitigate pollution from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) under
The measure includes language that would:
- Effectively bar the manufacturing of new PFAS, also called “forever chemicals.”
- Direct the EPA to establish drinking water standards for the chemicals and designate certain PFAS as hazardous substances under the law that governs the Superfund cleanup program.
- Authorize $1 billion over five years for grants to support implementation of a new PFAS pretreatment standard at public water treatment works.
- Authorize $550 million over five years for a grant ...