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EPA Takes Initial Steps On PFAS Contamination Before Superfund Listing

March 14, 2019
EPA has begun to sample for potential contamination of two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Superfund sites even before it lists the chemicals as “hazardous substances,” suggesting it could move quickly to require cleanup at sites where the agency had previously committed not to and where prior mandates are addressed. EPA Region 2 Deputy Administrator Walter Mugdan told attorneys last month at an environmental continuing legal education forum that the region is now conducting “a sampling” for PFAS. Mugdan...

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