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EPA Won’t Limit Rocket Fuel Chemical in Drinking Water

In defiance of a federal court order, the Trump administration will not adopt any limits on perchlorate, a rocket fuel chemical associated with brain damage in infants and young children. The New York Times reported today that Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler has decided not to set a legal limit on perchlorate in drinking water, despite the agency’s acknowledgement that the contaminant can harm children’s IQ. EPA staff confirmed the decision to the Times and said the agency will soon notify the White House that reducing levels of perchlorate in drinking water is “not in the public interest.”  Read more.....

 

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