Enviros Push Pa. To Create Limit For PFAS In Drinking Water

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 7:39 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania environmental group is petitioning the state to set a limit for how much of a disused but long-lived chemical once used in fighting fires is safe for drinking water, citing contamination that lingers around airports and military bases while state and federal officials have postponed action.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network filed a petition with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania Thursday asking that the state's Department of Environmental Protection set a maximum contaminant level for the category of polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and the more specific perfluorooctanoic acid, or PFOA, which are compounds containing fluorine that were used in non-stick coatings,...

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