Nominee for EPA Research Arm Vows to Measure ‘Forever Chemicals’

Oct. 27, 2021, 4:18 PM

The Biden administration’s pick to lead the EPA’s research office promised a Senate panel on Wednesday that, if confirmed, he would work on developing more ways of measuring “forever chemicals” in the environment.

Approved testing methods only exist for about a dozen types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, but there are thousands of different kinds, Christopher Frey, the administration’s nominee to head up the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development.

“ORD will certainly have, under my leadership, a front and center role on developing the science to support” the EPA, states, and tribes on managing, remediating, ...

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