Water Utilities Fight PFAS Superfund Listing, Fearing Waste Disposal Liability

June 24, 2019
Wastewater and drinking water utilities are raising concerns about some lawmakers’ efforts to force EPA to list a whole class of perfluorinated chemicals as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law, saying it could create cleanup liability for systems that have land-applied their biosolids or disposed of waste from drinking water treatment. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), which represents municipal wastewater utilities, and the Water Environment Federation (WEF), which represents water quality professionals, recently outlined their concerns to...

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