Regulatory News

Chronic exposure limit set for PFOA in drinking water

Chronic exposure limit set for PFOA in drinking water

Water utilities should notify consumers when perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) exceed 70 parts per trillion—individually or combined—in drinking water, under new guidelines released on May 19 by EPA. The long-awaited advisory aims to...

NYS Legislation Requires Water Testing For PFOA, PFOS And More

NYS Legislation Requires Water Testing For PFOA, PFOS And More

The New York state budget includes $2.5 billion for clean water infrastructure, which lawmakers and environmentalists alike are cheering. And fueled by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls and Newburgh, there is companion legislation that requires nearly all...

Vermont Sets A Permanent Drinking Water Standard For PFOA

Vermont Sets A Permanent Drinking Water Standard For PFOA

A legislative committee has permanently set Vermont's safe drinking water standard for the chemicals PFOA and PFOS at 20 parts per trillion. Vermont's limit is far below the EPA's limit of 70 parts per trillion, and it is now one of the lowest drinking water standards...

Bill pushing tougher PFOA standards advances

Bill pushing tougher PFOA standards advances

State Rep. Mindi Messmer, D-Rye, ran for office in the fall with the goal of influencing state policy on water-borne toxins, particularly perfluorinated chemicals like PFOA that have contaminated so many New Hampshire wells. On Tuesday, she won a small victory as the...