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EPA Fluorochemicals Summit With States Planned for May

March 19, 2018, 10:51 PM

Governors from across the country will discuss solutions to the growing problem of certain chemicals in U.S. drinking water systems at an EPA-hosted summit in Washington in May.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the agency will host a summit May 22-23 to allow 56 states and territories to share information and strategies to clean up per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from drinking water systems.

PFAS contamination—the result of making products such as nonstick pans, fire-fighting foam, and stain-resistant sprays—has been linked to a number of health problems, from liver and thyroid dysfunction to high blood pressure.

Pruitt sent...

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