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Manchin: Pruitt must address PFAS


The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. — A senator has asked the administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to meet with West Virginians to discuss how they have been impacted by per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.

The substances, known as PFAS, are of the same family of chemicals that include C8 (PFOA), once used to make Teflon at the Washington Works, and its successor GenX.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on Tuesday asked Administrator Scott Pruitt to hold a community meeting with residents of the state affected by contamination from the chemicals, used by industry around the world, including making firefighting materials.

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