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Senator Hassan Statement on EPA Continuing to Drag its Feet on Cleaning Up PFAS

WASHINGTON – Senator Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today following news that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disregarded guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for cleaning up toxic chemicals such as per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) that have contaminated military bases across the country. The draft recommendations had reportedly been held up by the White House since August.

“The Trump Administration continues to drag its feet when it comes to addressing water contamination from PFAS in drinking water in New Hampshire and across the country. Federal guidelines for cleaning up toxic chemicals like PFAS should be based on scientific facts – not political considerations. I urge the Trump Administration to approach this issue with the urgency and commitment that it requires in order to protect the health and well-being of hard-working people in the Granite State and across the country.