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PFAS Cleanup Money, Rules on the Way in Massachusetts

Oct. 25, 2019, 2:24 PM

Massachusetts is set to spend millions more on addressing toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking water under a bill soon headed to the governor’s desk.

The Massachusetts Senate unanimously approved $28.4 million Oct. 24 to help clean up sites contaminated with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as part of a $780 million supplemental budget bill (S. 2378). Gov. Charlie Baker (R) also had proposed about $28 million to deal with the chemicals.

The bill also would set aside more than $35 million for cities and towns to test for PFAS in public drinking water systems. The House bill (H. 4127), passed Oct....

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