Wheeler Warns Hazardous Substance Listing For PFAS ‘Nearly Impossible’

September 26, 2019
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler says it would be “nearly impossible” to implement a high-profile measure in the pending fiscal year 2020 defense authorization bill that would require EPA to designate all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) as hazardous substances under the Superfund law within one year, triggering liability for parties that contributed to releases. “That would mean bypassing our programs, designating thousands of substances for which we do not yet have adequate scientific data,” Wheeler said Sept. 26 at a...

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