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“(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania state Sen. Maria Collett has reintroduced legislation that would set new standards for chemicals in drinking water that have been linked to health issues.
Collett’s move follows a report from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on the results of their statewide perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) sampling.
‘There is enough existing research to know that Pennsylvanians are at an immediate an ongoing risk when drinking water are at levels much lower than 70 [parts per trillion],’ Collett said in a statement.
Senate Bill 611 would lower the acceptable level of PFAS in drinking water from 70 parts per trillion to 10 on an interim basis until the governor, the DEP or the EPA sets a ‘maximum contaminant level.’
Senate Bill 612 classifies PFAS as ‘hazardous substances’ under Pennsylvania’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, triggering the ability to seek legal recourse and recoup remediation costs…”