Bloomberg Law
Oct. 25, 2019, 2:24 PM

PFAS Cleanup Money, Rules on the Way in Massachusetts

Adrianne Appel
Adrianne Appel
Staff Correspondent

Massachusetts is set to spend millions more on addressing toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water under a bill soon headed to the governor’s desk.

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved $28.4 million Oct. 24 to help clean up sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as part of a $780 million supplemental budget bill (S. 2378). Gov. Charlie Baker (R) also had proposed about $28 million to deal with the chemicals.

The bill also would set aside more than $35 million for cities and towns to test for PFAS in public drinking water systems. The House bill (H. 4127), passed Oct. ...