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Check Industrial Wastewater for PFAS, EPA Urges States (1)

Dec. 6, 2022, 5:38 PMUpdated: Dec. 6, 2022, 10:09 PM

The EPA is updating guidance to states on how to cut PFAS pollution in effluent and stormwater runoff that includes monitoring for the chemicals every three months.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s memo to states outlines how they should use pollution discharge permitting and effluent guidelines to cut per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) pollution in surface waters.

The agency is asking states to monitor PFAS in industrial wastewater quarterly using 40 different parameters to ensure sufficient data for officials to detect the substances.

The agency also outlined possible best management practices for PFAS discharges. They include requiring permitted companies to substitute ...