US polluters will pay for PFAS contamination cleanup following EPA ruling

April 24, 2024

Read the full article by Aniqah Majid (The Chemical Engineer)

"PFAS polluters have been targeted by new legislation introduced by the US labelling two widely used forever chemicals as hazardous substances.

The legislation builds on recent regulatory standards from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) setting the maximum contaminant levels for the two PFAS – perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS) – in drinking water.

PFOA and PFOS, which the EPA said may pose substantial danger to public health and the environment, will now be labelled as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund."