New EPA Draft Testing Method Opens Door To PFAS Discharge Limits

September 2, 2021
EPA has published its first draft laboratory analytical method to test for 40 per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in eight different environmental media, including wastewater, surface water and soils, a long-awaited action that will allow the agency and states to set wastewater and stormwater discharge limits for the chemicals. “This new testing method advances the science and our understanding of PFAS in the environment, so we can better protect people from exposure,” EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a Sept...

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