Support the WV Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 (HB-4542)

by Duane Nichols on February 6, 2020

PFAS is perfluoroalkyl substances, very toxic chemicals

Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020 Introduced, Contact Your Delegates

Notification from the WV Rivers Coalition, January 24, 2020

Some good news from the legislature!

A new bill led by Delegate Evan Hansen (D-Monongalia), called the West Virginia Clean Drinking Water Act of 2020, was introduced in the House as HB-4542.

WV Rivers and the West Virginia Environmental Council endorse this bill which aims to identify and reduce exposure to class of chemical toxins known as polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. These substances are “forever chemicals” and accumulate in the environment. A main source of exposure to PFAS is through contaminated drinking water.

The Act takes four important steps:

>> Establishes PFAS water quality criteria to set safe limits on the amount of PFAS chemicals allowed in our water supplies.
>> Sets a statewide maximum contaminant level (“MCL”) on the amount of PFAS allowed in tap water.
>> Requires polluters to report and monitor their use of PFAS.
>> Creates an interagency WV PFAS Action Response Team.

Now is the time to let your delegates know that you support the Clean Drinking Water Act! Send them a message here.


Please join Senator William Ihlenfeld (D-Ohio) and Delegate Evan Hansen (D – Monongalia) as they address Clean Drinking Water legislation that they have introduced in both houses. Special guests Harry Dietzler and Joy Gunnoe will join the representatives.

WHEN: Thursday, February 6 th at 1:30 p.m
WHERE: Lewis McManus Conference Room, 252-M
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston

For more information, contact Brittany Carowick at (304) 357-7924 or Jennifer McPherson at (304) 340-3240.


See also: What “Dark Waters” gets right about the DuPont/PFAS water pollution case, Massive Science, Anna Robuck, January 2, 2020

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