Documents show EPA staff concerns over PFAS in fracking July 12, 2021

Greenwire (E&E News)

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by Physicians for Social Responsibility show that EPA regulators have expressed concern about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances being used in energy production, including hydraulic fracturing.

A report out today examines the Obama EPA’s approval of three PFAS chemicals for use in oil and gas production, despite concerns among agency staff and indicators that the agency may have relied on “dubious assumptions.”

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