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Water Utilities Ask Congress For CERCLA Exemption For PFAS Residuals

August 09, 2019
As lawmakers gear up to resolve differences in their pending defense bills to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), water utility groups are, for the first time, detailing joint principles, including asking for a liability exemption for PFAS-containing residuals if the bill requires EPA to designate the chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law. “Liability for PFAS clean-up should rest with PFAS producers,” four utility groups representing a large swath of drinking water and wastewater utilities across the country...

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