Bloomberg Law
July 30, 2020, 3:54 PMUpdated: July 30, 2020, 6:40 PM

New York Moves on Some of Strictest PFAS Drinking Water Limits (1)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York state is on track to set some of the nation’s most stringent maximum contaminant levels in drinking water for “forever chemicals” that don’t break down easily.

The state’s Public Health and Planning Council on Thursday voted to set the levels and finalized rules requiring water system monitoring for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS.

The council also made New York the first state to set levels for 1,4-dioxane, a solvent used in household cleaning, cosmetics, and personal care products, and increasingly detected in drinking water sources.

New York set its levels at 10 parts per trillion for ...

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