Feds Need to Release Water Contamination Study, Ohio Rep. Says

Feds Need to Release Water Contamination Study, Ohio Rep. Says

Ohio Rep. Mike Turner (R) is demanding federal officials immediately release a study by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry that could lead to the government adopting a lower threshold for exposure to PFOA and PFOS, chemicals responsible for contaminating drinking water at 126 active and closed installations. “If this study finds, as reported, that this is no longer an accurate level of safety for our drinking water, Congress and our constituents need to know immediately so we can begin to address it,” Turner, chairman of the House Armed Services’ Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, said in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. Top EPA and White House officials have blocked the study’s release since January.

 

Air Force photo by Breanne Humphreys

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