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States Seek to Leverage Federal Science in Battling Teflon Toxics

May 23, 2018, 9:47 PM

Cleaning up water and soil contaminated with widely used fluorinated chemicals is a top concern of state regulators, who despite addressing the problem on their own say they still need more direction and information from the federal government.

“We all recognize these are important issues and that we have to figure out a better way to address them,” Shawn Garvin, secretary for Delaware’s Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, told Bloomberg Environment.

“There needs to be some floor from which we all can work,” Garvin added as other state officials raised questions about water, soil, and...

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