This week, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a statewide directive on PFAS against five of the chemical manufacturers: Dupont, Chemours, 3M, Solvay, and Dow Chemical. The directive orders these companies to pay for continued testing and treatment of PFAS-contaminated waters at and near the affected site, as well as for additional treatment, cleanup, and removal of contamination from private and public water supply wells. The directive also requires the companies to provide DEP with information on the use and discharge of the chemicals through wastewater treatment plants, air emissions, and products containing the contaminants.
The directive was issued under authorities granted by New Jersey’s Spill Compensation and Control Act, Water Pollution Control Act, and Air Pollution Control Act, and is the state’s latest effort to regulate these contaminants. [Longsworth]