EPA’s PFAS Groundwater Guidance Draws Wide-Ranging Criticisms

June 14, 2019
EPA’s interim draft guide for addressing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater is drawing wide-ranging criticisms, with environmentalists charging it is too weak, industry questioning its scientific basis and the agency’s procedures in developing it and states charging it does not adequately preserve their requirements. “Unfortunately, the draft Guidance suffers from serious deficiencies in the underlying scientific analysis and associated science policy decisions, and in EPA’s failure to comply with requirements for independent peer review, analysis of policy options,...

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