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Faso asks EPA for PFOA, PFOS regulations

Jul 05, 2017 12:05 am
Chris McKenna reports in The Fray that Rep. John Faso (R-Kinderhook) sent a letter June 26 asking the Environmental Protection Agency to tighten its oversight over the chemicals that have contaminated drinking water supplies in in Newburgh and Hoosick Falls. Faso, with Vermont Democratic Rep. Peter Welch, asked EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to, “play a central role in developing the science around perfluorinated compounds and properly regulating them.” They want the EPA to set national drinking water regulations for PFOA and PFOS chemicals. The water in Hoosick Falls, in Rensselaer County, is polluted with PFOA, and water in Newburgh, farther south, has PFOS. Read the full story in The Fray.