EPA Calls PFAS Sampling Priority, But Rejects Jersey Push On Draft Levels

September 9, 2019
EPA Region 2 is effectively agreeing with New Jersey regulators that sampling for emerging contaminants, such as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), at Superfund sites in the state “is a priority,” prompting concern from at least one industry attorney who questions whether EPA is requiring more sampling than is necessary. However, the region is generally dismissing a push by the state to apply as a remediation requirement the state’s strict proposed groundwater standards and criteria, reiterating past policy statements that...

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