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States Step Up Efforts To Address PFAS Risks, As EPA Takes Back Seat

January 02, 2019
State regulators from New Hampshire to Colorado are plowing ahead with efforts to address growing local pressure over drinking water and groundwater contamination stemming from perfluorinated chemicals in the face of a sluggish response to the high-profile issue from EPA – despite its high priority for acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Absent clear direction from EPA, states are forging their own” path on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), Tom Burack, the former commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services...

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