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EPA Throws Cold Water on Hopes for Bold Nonstick Chemical Plan

Feb. 14, 2019, 8:01 PM

The EPA’s comprehensive plan to deal with toxic nonstick chemicals in drinking water offers frustrated local officials little more than they had a year ago.

The Feb. 14 plan commits the agency to making a determination by the end of this year on whether to set nationwide drinking water standards for two of these chemicals: PFOA and PFOS, part of a broader family of chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS.

Water utilities have been watching for the proposals from the Environmental Protection Agency since it convened a nationwide summit on the issue in May...

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