States Take Lead on Fluorochemicals But Press EPA for More

July 25, 2018, 10:30 PM

States are taking the initiative to keep fluorinated chemicals out of drinking water, but that is leading to a patchwork of regulation nationwide unless the EPA steps up, state officials warned July 25.

While the Environmental Protection Agency has set an non-enforceable health advisory for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, in drinking water, states said they need clearer guidance and more resources to detect and manage risks from those chemicals.

“I’m here to say that states cannot do this work alone,” Lisa Daniels, acting deputy secretary for water programs at the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental ...

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