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New Calif. Drinking Water Regs Could Come With Costs

Law360 (April 7, 2011, 6:28 PM EDT) -- Water providers and companies involved in cleanups of contaminated sites could face increased costs if California adopts a revised public health goal, and eventually a new regulatory standard, for perchlorate in drinking water, environmental attorneys and other stakeholders said.

The proposed PHG of 1 part per billion that California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is mulling for the chemical isn't an enforceable regulation — it is supposed to provide scientific guidance to the state Department of Public Health in reviewing the official standard, known as...
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