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AGC Urges More Science and Less Politics on PFAS

November 21, 2019

As the U.S. House of Representatives considers a suite of bills to spur action on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), AGC and industry allies urged policymakers to rely on the science and support the federal agencies in their efforts to research and set protective risk-based standards. PFAS are a large and diverse group of chemicals and a one-size-fits-all approach would not be appropriate.

AGC will work with Congress to help them understand the challenges the construction industry would face with the risk of encountering PFAS in the water and soil on their projects. Treating all PFAS the same, without any regard to science, will lead to unnecessary liability for contractors and result in wide-spread and possibly unnecessary remediation.  For this reason, AGC urges that any resultant federal actions address specific PFAS, based on science, and take a consistent approach to establish risk-based standards.

For more information, contact Melinda Tomaino at melinda.tomaino@agc.org.

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