EPA Won’t Regulate Fuel Component In Water: Report

Law360, New York (September 22, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reportedly determined that perchlorate, an ingredient found in rocket fuel that has been linked to thyroid complications, does not need to be removed from U.S. drinking water.

The EPA made its decision in a draft regulatory document not yet released to the public, according to the Associated Press, which obtained a copy of the document on Monday.

Perchlorate has been discovered in nearly 400 sites across 35 states, and scientists say certain levels can affect the thyroid and lead to...
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