EPA Drops Threshold From PFAS Guide, Raising Removal Bar, Critics Say

April 29, 2019
The White House's decision to drop from EPA's groundwater cleanup guide for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) a default threshold above which regulators could order removals is sparking charges that regulators may not pursue some cleanups because they will be harder to justify though EPA says the limit was dropped to avoid confusion. The elimination of a removal action threshold is a “big loss” because it is now not clear if EPA will take an emergency removal action to respond...

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