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“Sen. Tom Carper, top Democrat on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, on May 21 led EPW Democrats in asking the Environmental Protection Agency to share its plans to address known per- and polyfluoroalkyl contamination at superfund sites.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, most commonly known as PFAS, are a class of man-made chemicals that include PFOA and PFOS. These are highly persistent chemicals that have become ubiquitous in the environment, contaminating drinking water sources in communities across the country, and have been linked to adverse health impacts like cancer, liver damage, thyroid disease, decreased fertility and hormone suppression.

‘We write to request information about EPA’s plan to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl contaminants at Superfund sites,’ wrote the senators. ‘We are particularly interested in the 180 Superfund sites EPA has identified as containing PFAS that were provided to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee in responses to questions posed at a 2019 hearing’…”