“PORTSMOUTH — Testing for Pease co-founder Andrea Amico is scheduled to meet with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt Tuesday morning in Washington, D.C.
Amico, an environmental activist and community leader, will meet with Pruitt before the start of an EPA sponsored National Leadership Summit on PFAS exposure, she said Monday.
‘I’m grateful for the opportunity and I look forward to a productive meeting,’ Amico said. ‘I’m cautiously optimistic that going into the meeting I can convey to him the perspective of impacted families and communities across the country.
‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity so I’m very much looking forward to meeting an official in his position.’
Amico will also attend the first day of the leadership summit in D.C.
Thousands of people working at Pease International Tradeport, along with children and infants who attended two day-care centers there, were exposed to multiple PFAS chemicals from contaminated water in the city-owned Haven well. That includes two of Amico’s children and her husband…
Amico plans to urge Pruitt to release a draft Department of Health and Human Services study on PFAS health effects. The study, according to a story last week by Politico Pro, concluded PFAS chemicals can harm human health at levels far lower than the EPA has acknowledged. New Hampshire Democratic U.S. Sens. Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan have called for release of the study, criticizing Pruitt and the Trump administration for holding it back.”
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