EPA Launches New 'Forever Chemicals' Council

By Juan Carlos Rodriguez (April 27, 2021, 6:03 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday said it's creating a new intra-agency advisory body to help mitigate the effects of and reduce pollution from so-called forever chemicals.

EPA Administrator Michael Regan said in a letter to the agency's top leaders that he's convening a working group that will be led by the agency's Office of Water and the New England regional office to determine the best way to use the EPA's "authorities, expertise and partnerships" to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, which are also known as forever chemicals because of their longevity in the human body and the...

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