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EPA Adds PFAS Substances to Database to Show Treatment Options

May 19, 2021, 7:25 PM

The EPA is adding 11 PFAS chemicals to a database to highlight how local authorities can remove them from drinking water, the agency announced Wednesday.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s Drinking Water Treatability Database provides options for 37 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

• The database is designed to provide water utilities and the public an overview of possible contaminants and the treatment processes that might remove them from drinking water.

• “As EPA scientists and researchers evaluate technologies to remove PFAS from drinking water, we believe it’s important to share this information,” Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, EPA science adviser, said in a statement.

• The ...