State Waste Officials Back Superfund Law Class Designation For PFAS

March 12, 2021
State waste regulators say the lack of federal regulation of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) is hindering their efforts to clean up the chemicals, and they are calling for EPA to designate the entire class of thousands of PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, which would impose cleanup liability on parties at waste sites. “This action will provide federal and State regulators with greater regulatory authority when considering the development of groundwater, soil and/or drinking water standards,” the...

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