EPA Tightens Water Standards For 4 Carcinogens

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 12:55 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to overhaul its strategy to protect the public from contaminants in drinking water systems, starting with tougher restrictions on four cancer-causing compounds as the agency eyes more than a dozen other areas for tighter regulation down the road.

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson said Monday that the agency will be testing its new strategy of addressing similar contaminants as a group, rather than individually, as it begins rulemaking efforts within the year to revise standards for tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethylene,...
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