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Congress Can’t Wait for EPA on Nonstick Chemicals: Tonko (2)

May 15, 2019, 3:34 PMUpdated: May 15, 2019, 7:16 PM

Congress must act now to require the EPA to use a range of regulations to clean up and regulate a large group of chemicals contaminating water systems across the U.S., Rep. Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.) said during a May 15 hearing.

“We cannot wait for EPA to act,” said Tonko, chairman of the subcommittee on environment under the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

The hearing discussed 13 bills designed to control a large group of chemicals called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are used to make textiles, paper, food packaging materials, firefighting foam, and cookware with heat-, oil-, ...

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