“Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the next three community engagement events on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). EPA’s next community engagement events will be held throughout the summer in Pennsylvania, near Fountain, Colorado as well as eastern North Carolina.
‘Building on the excellent event the Agency held in New Hampshire, we look forward to traveling to additional communities to hear directly from those impacted by these chemicals,’ said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. ‘The partnerships we are forming through these events and the input we receive will help us develop our PFAS Management Plan and better protect public health.’
The Agency’s next event will be an all-day event in Horsham, Pennsylvania on July 25, 2018. The eventwill include a working session in the morning, followed by a listening session. If you are interested in attending the event, please register here: https://www.epa.gov/pfas/forms/pfas-community-engagement-horsham-pa. Those interested in speaking should select the option to speak while registering. The event is open to the public and press.
‘The contamination of PFOA and PFOS in drinking water in Bucks and Montgomery counties is a potentially serious health matter for those impacted. I appreciate that the EPA is honoring my request to visit southeastern Pennsylvania and meet with community members who have been impacted by this water contamination,’ said Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). ‘I hope the visit provides the EPA and the CDC with critical information about the possible health effects of PFOA and PFOS exposure.’
EPA continues to work closely with the states and communities in Colorado and North Carolina to finalize details on those events. As additional locations become available, EPA will provide details on www.epa.gov/pfas.”
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