New Jersey Eyes 1,4-Dioxane Drinking Water Limit After New York Action

October 8, 2020
New Jersey drinking water advisors are proposing the state establish the nation’s strictest drinking water limit for the emerging contaminant 1,4-dioxane, following in the footsteps of New York’s first-in-the-nation standard and after EPA pushed off a decision to regulate the ubiquitous chemical until further data comes in. New Jersey’s Drinking Water Quality Institute (DWQI), which consists of state experts who advise the state’s Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) on drinking water standards, late last month proposed NJDEP adopt a health-based...

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