GAO Backs EPA Test Method For PFAS In Air, Citing Incineration Fears

July 29, 2022
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that EPA issue as final a test method for measuring dozens of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in air, as part of broader efforts for addressing concerns about incinerating the persistent toxic chemicals. In a report released July 28, GAO is heavily focused on developing the analytics that EPA officials have said are needed to advance regulatory and cleanup decisions related to widespread PFAS contamination of drinking water, groundwater and soil. Such measures...

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