Behind EPA’s PFAS MCLs and the water sector’s contention on costs

June 1, 2023
Chad Seidel talks about the U.S. EPA’s proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels for PFAS, and the disagreement between EPA and water sector groups about estimated nation-wide costs of the regulation.

There is disagreement between the U.S. EPA and major water sector groups about the cost of EPA’s proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCLs) for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

What’s contributing to this difference in cost estimates? What are the data points that informed the MCLs?

Chad Seidel, president of Corona Environmental Consulting, talks more about the proposed MCLs and some of the processes behind their creation. their creation. 

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Bob Crossen

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for WaterWorld Magazine, Wastewater Digest, Stormwater Solutions, and Water Quality Products, which compose the Endeavor Business Media Water Group. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He has worked in business-to-business journalism covering the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and point-of-use/point-of-entry markets since April or 2016. Crossen can be reached at [email protected] or 847.954.7980.