EPA Rejects Petition To Block DOD Thermal Disposal Of PFAS Explosives

October 2, 2019
EPA Region 4 Administrator Mary Walker has rejected a citizen petition asking the agency to immediately bar the Army from using thermal methods to dispose of explosives and other materials containing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at a Tennessee facility, deferring to the state as the lead regulator. Walker in an Aug. 8 letter obtained by Inside EPA says the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is the lead agency for issuing and enforcing hazardous waste permits issued...

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