Volume 94 Issue 42 | p. 17 | Concentrates
Issue Date: October 24, 2016

EPA agrees to set limits on perchlorate

Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: pollution, perchlorate, drinking water, Environmental Protection Agency

EPA will propose federal restrictions for perchlorate allowed in drinking water by Oct. 31, 2018, according to a legal settlement reached last week. More than five years ago, EPA announced its intention to regulate the chemical in drinking water because of public health concern, but the agency has since missed deadlines under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Perchlorate is an oxidizer used in rocket fuel, explosives, and fireworks. The chemical has been found in public . . .

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