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New Jersey Amends Regulations Related to PFOAs and PFOS for All Groundwater Remediation

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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announced adoption of amendments to the Discharge of Petroleum and Other Hazardous Substance rules, Ground Water Quality Standards, Private Well Testing Act rules, Safe Drinking Water Act rules, and New Jersey Pollutant Discharge Elimination System rules. These amendments, effective June 1, 2020, relate to the ground water quality standards and maximum contaminant levels for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS). The new standards, which can be found on NJDEP’s website, should be used immediately as part of any groundwater remediation in New Jersey.

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