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Democratic Senators To Push Superfund PFAS Listing During Wright Vote

July 09, 2019
Democratic senators are attempting to leverage the Senate’s upcoming floor vote on EPA waste chief nominee Peter Wright to require EPA to designate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Superfund law -- a measure that would allow the agency to hold responsible parties, including the Defense Department (DOD), liable for PFAS releases. “The EPA’s failure to designate PFAS as hazardous substances under the Superfund law is unacceptable,” Sen. Bob Casey (D-PA) says in a July 9...

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