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EPA’s “Non-action” Plan on PFAS

Statement by Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

WASHINGTON - The EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan announced today fails to implement immediate limits to effectively regulate PFOA and PFOS, two toxic chemicals linked to cancer and numerous other health problems that have contaminated many communities’ drinking water supplies.

In response, Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter released the following statement:

“This is a non-action plan, designed to delay effective regulation of these dangerous chemicals in our drinking water. This is more of the same from the EPA under Trump and Wheeler, which seeks at every turn to diminish our environmental protections. The big winners today are polluting corporations, not the people affected by this industrial waste in their drinking water supplies.”


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