EPA To Develop Regulation for Perchlorate and Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

by The Session Law Firm on February 2nd, 2011

Today, the EPA announced it’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate reverses a decision made by the previous administration and comes after Administrator Jackson ordered EPA scientists to undertake a thorough review of the emerging science of perchlorate.  Read More.

In a separate action, the agency is also moving towards establishing a drinking water standard to address a group of up to 16 toxic chemicals that may pose risks to human health. As part of the Drinking Water Strategy laid out by Administrator Jackson in 2010, EPA committed to addressing contaminants as a group rather than one at a time.  Read More.

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