EPN Writes Letter of Support for TSCA Petition to Require PFAS Testing

On October 27, 2020, EPN sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing strong support for the petition filed under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to require health and environmental effects testing on 54  per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) manufactured by Chemours in North Carolina. PFAS has been identified in drinking water sources serving over 250,000 people in the Cape Fear, NC, watershed; in human blood; and in air emissions, surface water, sediment, stormwater, groundwater, and locally grown produce. The petition is a call to action to reenergize the dormant TSCA testing program for chemicals like PFAS that lack sufficient information to determine their health impacts on highly exposed populations such as residents of the Cape Fear watershed.  

Read the letter.