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Environmental sciences/Pollution/Pollutants/Hazardous waste

On August 26, 2022, the U.S. EPA issued a proposal to designate two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) -- perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctanesulfonic acid (PFOS)- as hazardous substances under Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund. During this public, virtual event hosted by the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues (EPI Center), a panel of experts will discuss the recent announcement. The panelists will discuss CERCLA, the significance of listing PFOA and PFOS as hazardous substances, and the process the U.S. EPA has outlined for finalizing the rule.