Is NJ doing enough to regulate harmful PFAS in drinking water?

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS – The New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute was asked by the state Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate a family of chemicals known as PFAS — starting with PFNA — when it was brought into the spotlight nearly 10 years ago after it was detected in drinking water and fish in Gloucester County.

New Jersey became the first state to set a maximum contamination level for PFNA last year at 13 parts per trillion.

“We have some of the highest levels of PFAS in our drinking water. We need to have the strongest standards in the country,” said Doug O’Malley, director of Environment New Jersey …

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