On June 12, the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in support of its proposals to designate PFAS, PFOA, and PFOS as hazardous substances, and further urging the EPA to additionally designate a whole host of other icky acronyms as dangerous, too. The SCNPS has signed on in support of the letter, which reads in part:
“The devastating health effects caused by PFAS are extensive and well-documented. The chemicals are widespread due to industrial pollution. Our communities have long suffered—and continue to suffer—from exposure to these industrial chemicals through the water we drink, the land we farm, and the rivers we swim in, as well as the fish and crops we eat. When toxic PFAS releases are not timely reported and remediated, PFAS contamination spreads faster than it can be detected, leaving more communities exposed to these harmful chemicals and placed at greater risk.”
To read the SELC’s entire letter (and see definitions for all of the aforementioned acronyms, and more!), click HERE.