Bloomberg Law
Feb. 14, 2019, 8:01 PM

EPA Throws Cold Water on Hopes for Bold Nonstick Chemical Plan

David Schultz
David Schultz

The EPA’s comprehensive plan to deal with toxic nonstick chemicals in drinking water offers frustrated local officials little more than they had a year ago.

The Feb. 14 plan commits the agency to making a determination by the end of this year on whether to set nationwide drinking water standards for two of these chemicals: PFOA and PFOS, part of a broader family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

Water utilities have been watching for the proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency since it convened a nationwide summit on the issue in May ...

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