Over the past several years, more than ten PFAS chemicals have regularly been detected in CFPUA’s raw and finished water. While PFAS contamination in drinking water is a national problem, the EPA has now released a draft toxicity assessment for two PFAS specifically found in the Cape Fear River—GenX and PFBS.
CFPUA welcomes this draft toxicity assessment. As the nation’s leading regulator of the Clean Water Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA should continue to conduct risk assessments for all known PFAS compounds and use that information to create an effective PFAS regulatory framework that is protective of public health and the environment.
The EPA Draft Toxicity Assessment is open for public comment until January 21, 2019.
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