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Chairs DeFazio, Napolitano Announce Hearing on Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities

October 01, 2021

Washington, DC – Today, Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Grace F. Napolitano (D-CA) announced that the subcommittee will hold a hearing titled, “Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities.” The hearing will examine various perspectives on emerging contaminants, so-called forever chemicals, and their impacts on public health and water quality. Specifically, the subcommittee will look at the growing concern in surface waters, their effects or potential effects on human and aquatic ecosystems, and the Clean Water Act’s framework for addressing contaminants in surface waters.

More information about the hearing, including a witness list and a livestream, can be found here once available.

HEARING DETAILS

“Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities”

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11:00 a.m. EDT

2167 Rayburn House Office Building and virtually

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