Inside EPA - 05/22/2020

EPA Suggests Dropping Plan To Regulate Perchlorate In Drinking Water

May 14, 2020
EPA is signaling that it will likely pull back from regulating perchlorate, an ingredient in rocket fuel and munitions, in drinking water -- an unsurprising action given the views of utility officials who have long indicated that state standards have reduced exposures and made it difficult for the agency to meet legal criteria for regulating. In a May 14 press release and accompanying documents, EPA says it is releasing information showing perchlorate has been reduced in drinking water due to...


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