2018 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2018 21:28:40 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PFAS: "State drinking water regulators push feds on PFAS contamination"
State drinking water regulators push feds on PFAS contamination

By Kyle Bagenstose 
January 17, 2018 

The Association of State Drinking Water Administrators, which represents drinking water regulators in all 50 states, is chastising what they say is a lack of coordinated and sufficient response by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the chemicals.


That’s the gist of a four-page letter sent last week by a nationwide association of state drinking water regulators to their federal counterparts, regarding perfluorinated compound contamination popping up rapidly across the country.

The unregulated family of chemicals, of which PFOS and PFOA are the most well-known, traditionally have been used in products including Teflon pans, stain-resistant clothing, food packaging and firefighting foams. Also known as PFCs or PFAS, certain varieties have widely been phased out of production after concerns about their toxicity grew in the early 2000s, although others considered to be less harmful are still in use.

Regulators still are coming to grips with the dangers posed by the chemicals, both through contamination of drinking water supplies from “legacy uses” at military bases such as pair in Bucks and Montgomery counties, and also ongoing use of newer varieties at chemical plants.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director
Center for Public Environmental Oversight
a project of the Pacific Studies Center
P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042
Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 

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