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Support Ground Water Quality Standards to remove PFNA and other hazards at public hearing

Support Ground Water Quality Standards to remove PFNA and other hazards

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is proposing to add perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) to the Hazardous Substances List; amend the Ground Water Quality Standards to include interim standards; and use alternative scientific analyses to best protect consumers. Write them or attend the Public Hearing to tell them we need clean drinking water and these changes will help get us there. Comment period ends June 2; Public Hearing is May 5.

The proposed amendments will:

-add highly toxic PFNA as a Hazardous Substance under the Spill Compensation and Control Act, requiring stricter control of the substance and prevention of spills, making those responsible for spills liable for cleanup, and allowing Spill Fund monies to be used to clean up contamination and compensate those harmed by discharges;

-better protect the public by allowing the most advanced scientific methods to be used to develop standards;

-incorporate interim specific groundwater quality standards, interim practical quantification levels (PQL), and interim standards for 23 identified constituents into the official Standards, making them permanent.

Public Hearing: Friday, May 5, 2017, 10:00 am to noon, NJDEP Public Hearing Room, 1st floor, 401 E. State St., Trenton, NJ 08625

Learn more by clicking HERE.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 09:00 AM