Faso Calls on EPA Administrator to Evaluate Impact of Pollution in Upstate Communities

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Washington, D.C., June 29, 2017 | comments
"I have heard from many of my constituents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh about the impact of PFOA pollution in their communities. It is imperative that EPA Administrator Pruitt fully consider the health impacts of PFOAs and take action accordingly”
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Washington, D.C. – Congressman John Faso (R-Kinderhook) today joined Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) in sending a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt calling on Pruitt to consider appropriate actions relating to perfluorinated compounds (PFC), perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfate (PFOS).

“I have heard from many of my constituents in Hoosick Falls and Petersburgh about the impact of PFOA pollution in their communities. It is imperative that EPA Administrator Pruitt fully consider the health impacts of PFOAs and take action accordingly,” said Faso.

In the correspondence, Congressman Faso makes clear the need for the EPA to play a central role in regulating perfluorinated compounds. Specifically, the letter outlines that the EPA should consider the following:

  • Establishing a national primary drinking water standard for PFCs
  • Listing PFOS and PFOA as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
  • Taking action under the Toxic Substances Control Act to review and regulate PFCs
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