The Environmental Protection Agency will hold public meetings in Horsham, Pa., and Fountain, Colo., as part of its effort to craft a management plan for responding to the widespread contamination of drinking water supplies by PFOA and PFOS, the agency announced last week. The meeting in Horsham is scheduled for July 25; the meeting in Fountain has not yet been scheduled.
At the initial listening and working sessions held last month in Exeter, N.H., EPA officials said they believe agency leadership is determined to act. “I feel cautiously optimistic,” community leader Andrea Amico told the Bucks County Courier Times. “We told them, ‘We want you to make decisions based on the best interests of public health, and not to allow the interests of industry and [military] to impact your decisions,’” Amico said. Officials, however, provided few details on what actions they would take next.
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