In Rare Step, EPA Proposes To Craft SDWA Limits For PFOA, PFOS

February 20, 2020
Under pressure from lawmakers, states and others, EPA is proposing to develop drinking water limits for two of the most-studied per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), only the second time the agency has found pollutants meet the Safe Drinking Water Act’s (SDWA) criteria for setting such standards since the law was revised in 1996. Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the agency’s proposed affirmative regulatory determination for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS) Feb. 20, saying the substances may have adverse human...

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