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Citing Liability Concerns, Utilities Seek Delay Of Additional CERCLA Rules

Inside EPA quoted Environmental Law Practice Chair Jeff Porter in an article discussing requests from water utilities that EPA delay further regulation of PFAS under the Federal Superfund law also known as CERCLA. The article referenced Jeff's blog commenting on EPA's publication of its National Enforcement and Compliance Initiative for PFAS.

Jeff said, "Billions have been spent filtering the most miniscule concentrations of PFAS out of our drinking water and many more billions will be spent. So why is Assistant Administrator Uhlmann saying ‘if’ and not ‘soon, when’?"
He continued, “And, if EPA really means ‘if’, what does it mean about the human health conclusions that have already been reached if PFAS aren't a hazardous substance but so many other less maligned chemicals are.”


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