Environment & Energy Report

New Jersey Advances New Limit for Chemical in Drinking Water

Nov. 1, 2017, 9:32 PM

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said it has accepted a state scientific panel’s recommendation for setting a standard for drinking water contamination from PFOA and a related chemical compound.

The standard would make New Jersey the first state to set formal maximum contaminant levels requiring statewide testing of public drinking water systems for perfluorooctoanic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), Bob Martin, who heads the department, said in announcing the step Nov. 1.

The department acted on the recommendation of the New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute, an advisory panel appointed by Gov. Chris...

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