EPA, Supporters Lay Groundwork For Defending Superfund PFAS Rule

August 26, 2022
EPA, former officials and environmentalists are laying the groundwork for the agency to defend its just-proposed Superfund PFAS designation plan from industry and other critics’ charges that it is overly costly and will be ineffective in achieving cleanups, arguing it is lawful, will shift costs from communities to polluting parties, and that industry is overstating any indirect cleanup costs. In the proposed rule, for example, EPA is making the case that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation & Liability Act (CERCLA)...

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