Illinois Starts PFAS Investigation to Develop New Regulations

Sept. 25, 2020, 5:21 PM

Illinois regulators on Monday will start studying the quality of drinking water serving more than 95% of the state’s population to detect the presence of “forever chemicals.”

  • Collected data will be used to shape the first-ever statewide maximum contaminant level standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. “We are not at the point where we could begin” PFAS rulemaking, said Todd Rettig, the deputy director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The testing will likely include as many as 2,000 samples taken over an 18-month period. It will seek to determine the characteristics of PFAS in the drinking water ...

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