Senate hearing on hazardous substance listing for PFAS finds common ground, but disagreements on implementation tactics


The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on March 20, 2024, reviewing the issues and possibilities for designating PFAS as hazardous substances under the federal Superfund law. The testimony of witnesses and the Senators themselves largely agreed on the designation, but diverged on questions of liability exemptions.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large class of synthetic fluorinated organic compounds.

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