New Perchlorate Regulations From EPA

E.P.A. Plans First Rules Ever on Perchlorate in Drinking Water

"The Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it planned to regulate toxic substances in drinking water more strictly and would issue the first limits ever on perchlorate, a dangerous chemical found in rocket fuel that has seeped into groundwater in at least 400 locations."

PERCHLORATE: Occurrence Is Widespread but at Varying Levels; Federal Agencies Have Taken Some Actions to Respond to and Lessen Releases, GAO

"According to NASA officials, the agency has detected perchlorate at four of the seven facilities where sampling occurred based on the historical use of perchlorate. NASA has undertaken a major perchlorate cleanup effort at one facility--the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where NASA detected a groundwater plume that had contaminated local drinking water supplies."

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