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PFOA and PFOS Added to Superfund Law

This month, the EPA announced the finalization of a rule that designates two widely used PFAS chemicals, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS), as hazardous substances under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund.

The rule will be effective 60 days after its publication in the Federal Register. This rule may have profound impacts on owners of sites with PFAS contamination and could introduce significant legal and financial liability, according to industry sources.

Read the full press release from the EPA.