"DEP Accepts Plan to Curb Toxic Chemical in NJ’s Drinking Water"

"Surveys have shown the presence of PFNA in New Jersey’s public water systems is much higher than the national rate".

"New Jersey is on the way to implementing a tough new standard on the presence of a toxic chemical in drinking water, adopting the recommendation of a state scientific panel for the first time in more than six years.

Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin has accepted a proposal by the Drinking Water Quality Institute to establish a Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL) of 0.013 parts per billion for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA), said DEP spokesman Bob Considine, some 20 months after the panel made the recommendation.

PFNA, which was used in textile coatings, stain repellants, and food packaging, has been linked to some cancers in humans and to reproductive and developmental problems in animals."

Jon Hurdle reports for NJ Spotlight January 11, 2017.

Source: NJ Spotlight, 01/11/2017