Tell the EPA: Designate PFAS as hazardous under the Superfund law

Docket No. EPA-HQ-OLEM-2019-0341

EPA Administrator Michael Regan:

I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt its proposed rule to designate PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances under CERCLA. It is essential that we clean up PFAS contamination, including at the 180 Superfund sites where it has already been detected.

Additionally, the proposed designation of PFOA and PFOS is one of the federal government’s first substantial steps toward making polluters pay for past PFAS contamination and discouraging future contamination. When the rule is finalized, it will jumpstart the process of identifying and cleaning up PFAS-polluted sites and in turn will help protect public health from these toxic “forever chemicals.”