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Federal Delays In PFAS Regulation Frustrate States (WXPR)

March 10, 2020

Last year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wanted to designate Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) as a hazardous substance, making it eligible for Superfund dollars. This designation has yet to happen, and a lack of leadership from the federal government has led state governments to take matters into their own hands.

“There’s a lot of inefficiency in the states,” said environmental attorney Ned Witte of Godfrey & Kahn. “States are basically undertaking their own toxicological analyses, coming up with numbers that they believe are appropriate for concentrations of PFAS compounds in groundwater. But there’s a lot of duplication of effort between states.”

Ned Witte discusses the delay in federal PFAS regulations and how it is impacting Wisconsin with Ben Meyer of WXPR.

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