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White House launches review of PFAS wastewater proposal

Jun 18, 2024


The Biden administration is one step closer to proposing the first-ever limits on “forever chemicals” in wastewater and sewage, a long-awaited promise that would prevent manufacturers from dumping unsafe quantities of PFAS into nearby waters.

The Office of Management and Budget on Friday received EPA’s proposed rule on PFAS-laden liquid discharges from organic chemicals, plastics and synthetic fiber manufacturers.

It’s the latest step in EPA’s PFAS effluent guidelines plan, which laid out regulatory goals for limiting the substances in landfill leachate and industrial facilities in metal finishing, meat and poultry, textiles, and steam electric power generation.

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