EPA Waste Official Touts Benefits Of PFAS Listing, Eyes Enforcement Limits

May 16, 2022
CHICAGO -- Top EPA waste official Carlton Waterhouse is touting the benefits of the agency’s pending plan to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, saying he hopes it will provide the agency with improved data, encourage better waste management and voluntary cleanups and allow regulators to bring cost recovery actions. But during a May 16 address to the American Bar Association’s Superfund Master Class here, he said the agency lacks authority to...

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