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Key PFAS Reform Provisions in Jeopardy

Manufacturers of the highly toxic fluorinated chemicals called PFAS may have scored a big win if key provisions to reduce releases and clean up these contaminants from drinking water sources were scrapped from a final defense spending bill before Congress. “Congress may once again fail to protect us from toxic PFAS chemicals,” said EWG Senior VP for Government Affairs Scott Faber. “If the reports are accurate, the defense spending bill will largely fail to reduce PFAS discharges into drinking water supplies, fail to keep it out of our tap water, and will let the Defense Department and others off the hook when it comes to cleaning up legacy PFAS pollution.”  Read more....

 

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