Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency announced it will regulate the chemical perchlorate:
“I applaud EPA’s decision to regulate perchlorate in drinking water, which has been found at dangerous levels nationwide.
California set a maximum contaminant load for perchlorate in 2007, and EPA’s decision to regulate perchlorate nationally will focus available resources on developing more efficient water treatment methodologies. Americans simply shouldn’t have to worry that the water they drink and cook with will make them sick.
I welcome EPA’s decision and look forward to continuing the battle to properly regulate dangerous chemicals including perchlorate, Chromium-6 and Bisphenol A.”