Environment & Energy Report

EPA Tackles Fluorinated Chemicals in $19 Million Superfund Fix

Aug. 7, 2018, 2:49 PM

The EPA is taking its first steps toward tackling a family of chemicals found in drinking water across the country with a new $19.5 million plan for a Superfund site in New Jersey.

The Environmental Protection Agency on Aug. 6 released a proposed plan for the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site in Fair Lawn, N.J. The site is contaminated with perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), part of a group of perfluorinated chemicals that can cause adverse health effects, including liver tissue damage, immune system or thyroid effects, and changes in cholesterol, according...

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