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Lacking Disposal Methods, Waste Sector Fears Costs Of PFAS Listing

February 17, 2022
Underscoring the continued lack of destruction and disposal methods for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the solid waste industry is warning that EPA’s planned designation of two PFAS as “hazardous substances” under the Superfund law could cost municipal landfills more than $6 billion each year. The warnings -- in a recent trade association letter to White House officials as well as from a top industry representative -- echo long-standing and widespread concerns that there are not adequate methods to dispose...

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