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Oct. 18, 2021, 8:10 PMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2021, 9:08 PM

EPA’s PFAS Efforts Praised While Other Agencies Get Panned (1)

Pat Rizzuto
Pat Rizzuto

Multiagency plans to address “forever chemicals” that the White House announced on Monday show the Defense Department and agencies other than the EPA aren’t doing enough to protect the public, a leading environmental group said.

The plans show the Pentagon, Food and Drug Administration, and Federal Aviation Administration are"failing to take meaningful action” to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, said the Environmental Working Group, which has worked on these chemicals longer than any other non-profit.

“The EPA must hold polluters, including the Defense Department, accountable,” said Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Mich.), co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force. ...

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