Toxic “forever” chemicals have been found in the raw water used to supply drinking water to approximately 700,000 West Virginians. Known as PFAS, per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances are manmade chemicals that do not break down in nature and can cause adverse health effects, including cancer, at very low levels. Learn more about toxic PFAS.
Unsafe levels of PFAS have been found in the raw water supply for 130 community water systems. The responsibility for addressing this contamination should not be placed on water utilities or ratepayers.
The PFAS Protection Act, HB 3189, is currently being considered by the House Energy and Manufacturing Committee. This bill will require the state to take immediate action to identify and reduce PFAS at the source, and require limits be established on PFAS discharges into our drinking water sources. This bill helps hold polluters responsible for cleaning up and preventing further contamination of our drinking water sources.
Contact members of the House Energy and Manufacturing Committee today! Encourage them to support the PFAS Protection Act!
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