New York Plans PFOA Air Limits But Environmentalists Resist Incineration

March 8, 2021
New York is moving to impose emissions limits on perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), the oldest known chemical among thousands of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), that would apply when companies incinerate the substances to destroy them, but environmentalists oppose incineration and say the limits should be much stricter. The state proposed a limit of 0.0053 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/m3) Jan 13, and took public comment on the measure through Feb. 12. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)...

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