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Environmental injustice: Passing on the costs of ‘forever chemical’ cleanup

By May 26, 2022July 26th, 2022PFAS in the news

Setting a national drinking water standard for the ‘forever chemicals‘ known as PFAS – and passing the implementation costs to ratepayers and private well owners, while letting industry to keep dumping PFAS in drinking water – is the epitome of environmental injustice.

The Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to clean up PFAS contamination could create exactly that outcome, because the companies discharging the toxic chemicals won’t be on the hook for paying treatment costs for getting PFAS out of drinking water. Just as bad, the agency has outlined a lengthy timeline for regulation, despite the need for urgent action. Read more…