Press Release

NAWC’s Position and Actions Related to PFOA/PFOS Chemicals Regulation

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Contact: Meredith Moore |

NAWC’s Position and Actions Related to PFOA/PFOS Chemicals Regulation

Philadelphia, Pa (June 18, 2020) – The National Association of Water Companies recently filed comments with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding setting federal limits for some PFAS chemicals. PFAS is a group of manmade chemicals that include PFOA, PFOS among thousands of others. These comments are consistent with the position NAWC first articulated a year ago and elaborate on our call for regulation.

NAWC remains deeply committed to ensuring that water utilities are on the front lines of helping communities deal with the problem of “forever chemicals.” For more information on our efforts and advocacy related to the regulation, prevention and remediation of PFAS chemicals, please visit the resources compiled below:

NAWC President & CEO, Robert F. Powelson article, America’s Water Utilities Welcome EPA Federal Limits on “Forever Chemicals” (June 18, 2020)

Comments to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Encouraging Regulation (June 10, 2020)

NEWS RELEASE: NAWC Responds to the Prevent Future American Sickness Act of 2020 (January 2020)

PFAS Action Letter to Energy and Commerce Committee (November 2019)

NEWS RELEASE: Robert Powelson Statement on the film Dark Waters (November 2019)

Industry Letter to Senate and House Committees on Armed Services (August 2019)

NEWS RELEASE: NAWC Statement on PFOS/PFOA Regulation (June 2019)

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