EPA Reopens Perchlorate Rule To Public Comment

Law360, New York (August 5, 2009, 3:37 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for public comments on potential regulation of perchlorate, a toxic rocket fuel component found in drinking water that the EPA declined to regulate under the previous administration.

“It is critically important to protect sensitive populations, particularly infants and young children, from perchlorate in drinking water,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson on Wednesday. “As we re-re-evaluate the science around perchlorate, we will seek public input before making a regulatory determination based on the best science.”

Jackson ordered the agency...
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