Congressman Pappas reacts to EPA's announcement of a PFAS Action Plan

February 14, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today the EPA announced its 'Nationwide PFAS Action Plan,' including plans to set a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL), engage in clean up, enforcement, monitoring, and research actions, and conduct cross-agency risk communication. PFAS contamination has been detected in numerous New Hampshire communities.

Congressman Chris Pappas issued the following statement:

“As a member of the bipartisan PFAS Task Force, I'm committed to working across party lines to protect public health and ensure drinking water is clean and safe. There is critical work ahead of us to regulate these contaminants, clean up pollution, expand access to testing, and give families the health information they deserve. While I'm encouraged by the comprehensive approach the EPA is proposing and the attention the agency is now giving to this critical issue, I believe the federal government must go further. Specifically, we need a revised Maximum Contaminant Level consistent with recent research in order to impose meaningful regulations on these contaminants and better protect the health and safety of New Hampshire families.”