State lawmakers considering ban on ‘forever chemicals’

Alex Kuffner, Providence Journal

In the absence of strong federal action, the Conservation Law Foundation and other environmental groups have been pushing the Rhode Island Department of Health for more than a year to come up with an enforceable drinking water standard for the compounds. Last February, the foundation together with the Toxics Action Center unsuccessfully petitioned the Health Department to immediately adopt a standard of 20 ppt for five of the substances.

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