N.J. sets stringent standard on cancer-causing chemical PFOA in drinking water

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new jersey environment news, water quality

JAMES M. O’NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – The Christie administration said Wednesday the state will regulate levels of two contaminants in drinking water that have been largely unregulated across the country but which are quite common and have been linked to cancer and various other illnesses.

The maximum allowable levels being proposed for the chemicals PFOA and PFNA would be the most stringent standards in the nation. The state Department of Environmental Protection is accepting the standards proposed by a scientific water quality panel that had studied the issue and made the recommendation more than a year ago …

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