New USEPA PFAS Recommendations "Not A Serious Response To Drinking Water Contamination Crisis"

30 Apr 2019 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
WASHINGTON DC, United States

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) last week released Draft Interim Recommendations to Address Groundwater Contaminated with Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) to a chorus of criticism from environmental protection activist organizations.USEPA is seeking public comment on the draft set of recommendations for cleaning up groundwater contaminated with PFOA and PFOS. When finalized, the recommendations will provide a starting point for making site-specific cleanup decisions.In its April 25 draft the agency, headed by controversial former coal industry lobbyist Andrew Wheeler, recommends cleanup of groundwater to 70 parts per trillion (ppt), based on EPA’s non-binding lifetime health advisory level for drinking water...

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