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EPA discusses PFAS regulations with NASDA members


The Environmental Protection Agency says farmers and ranchers shouldn’t be held liable for any contamination of PFAS chemicals in their fields.

EPA Agriculture Advisor Rod Snyder tells Brownfield any regulatory action will focus on manufacturers that produce forever chemicals. “Many farmers and ranchers who have faced contamination issues over the last several years was really through no fault of their own,” Snyder said. “We know that perhaps it was introduced through groundwater or through some other source, totally without their knowledge.”

According to EPA, PFAS are a class of manufactured chemicals that have been used in industry and consumer products since the 1940s.

EPA discusses PFAS regulations with NASDA members