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U.S. House Passes PFAS Action Legislation

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the PFAS Action Act. The legislation package includes 11 bills, two that were authored by New York Congressmen in the Hudson Valley whose districts include communities battling PFOA and PFOS.

Democratic 19th District Congressman Antonio Delgado was able to include his legislation to address indirect discharges. He spoke on the House floor the night before the vote.

"My amendment, which pulls from the PFAS Transparency Act, would make it illegal for an industrial facility to introduce PFAS into a sewage treatment system without first disclosing information about that substance,” Delgado says.

Democratic 18th District Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s PFAS Testing Act was included. It requires testing of all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the Toxic Substances Control Act by any entity who manufactures or processes PFAS chemicals.

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