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House passes PFAS bill for federal drinking water standards

By July 23, 2021August 17th, 2021PFAS in the news

A bill setting a timeline for PFAS chemicals in drinking water passed the House in a 241-183 floor vote Wednesday.

The measure giving the Environmental Protection Agency two years to set federal limits on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances now moves to the Senate.

Middletown Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, co-chair of the Congressional PFAS Task Force, was one of just 23 Republican members voting in support of the bill.

The PFAS Action Act of 2021, introduced by Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell, of Michigan, is the latest in a series of efforts to regulate the so-called “forever chemicals.”

The family of unregulated chemicals gained their notorious nickname because the substances can remain in a person’s bloodstream for years or decades. Read more…