EPA Takes New Steps To Address PFAS In Wastewater

Dec. 9, 2020
The United States Environmental Protection Agency announces new actions to address PFAS in the environment.

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will take two new steps to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the environment, according to an article from Waste Today. The agency is reportedly hopeful the initiatives will help ensure federally enforceable wastewater monitoring for PFAS can begin once testing method validation is finalized. 

According to the article, the first action is a memorandum issued by the EPA covering an “interim National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting strategy for addressing PFAS in EPA-issued wastewater permits.” The EPA also released information on the development of new ways to test for PFAS in wastewater.

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