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LCV Commends EPA on PFOA and PFOS Hazardous Substance Designation

Aug 26, 2022

Kyra Madunich-Arevalo,, 909-767-9743

Washington, D.C. — In response to the EPA’s proposal today to designate the two most commonly detected toxic PFAS as hazardous substances under CERCLA, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) released the following statement from Deputy Legislative Director Madeleine Foote:

“We are grateful to Administrator Regan and the EPA for designating PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances. This is an essential step toward finally holding polluters accountable who for decades have harmed communities across the country by contaminating their food, water, air, and lands while posing significant dangers to our health, especially in low wealth communities and communities of color who are disproportionately exposed to toxic pollution. Today’s actions will make it easier for the EPA to prioritize cleanup of contaminated sites, and it will give local governments and small businesses the power to ensure polluters — not communities — bear the cost.”