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Environmental & Energy,

Mar. 28, 2019

Agencies finally begin to address dangers of PFAS

This article provides background on polyfluoroalkyl substances, highlights recent regulatory developments and raises, as yet, unanswered questions about what the PFAS landscape will look like in the next few years.

Federal and state agencies are responding to public pressure to study and regulate per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water supplies, and potentially in groundwater. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced its "PFAS Action Plan" and the State Water Resources Control Board is initiating a statewide investigation of PFAS at airports, landfills, manufacturing facilities, bulk terminals, and wastewater treatment facilities. Several ...

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