Washington, DC – US Senator Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement in response to the decision of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue an interim health advisory for perchlorate, a toxic chemical used to produce rocket fuel.
“A decade has passed since EPA first began studying perchlorate. Further delay is simply unacceptable,” Senator Feinstein said. “However, given that only three months ago the EPA indicated that they did not believe regulating perchlorate was necessary, this announcement appears to be a step in the right direction. It is my hope that the new Administration will recognize the public health risk posed by perchlorate and issue a drinking water standard as soon as possible.”