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EPA Estimates 500 Facilities to Collect Data on PFAS Releases

May 18, 2020, 8:39 PM

About 500 industrial or federal facilities will collect information this year to document the volume of 172 types of PFAS they release, dispose, or recycle, the EPA said in a final rule released Monday.

The 172 chemicals are the first per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances, called PFAS, that the facilities have had to report to the Environmental Protection Agency’s toxics release inventory.

  • Facilities that release 100 or more pounds of the so-called forever chemicals must report the data. The first reports are due July 1, 2021.
  • The facilities will collectively spend about $1 million a year to gather the information, the ...

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