U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York announced new legislation this week that would limit the levels of the toxic chemical PFAS in water sources.
The bill would require the Environmental Protection Agency to determine the sources of PFAS contamination in waterbodies and set protective limits on how much of the chemical can be released.
Gillibrand says right now there is no limit on how much of the chemical can be dumped into the environment.
“We should not be waiting for PFAS chemicals to contaminate our water sources. We should be protecting New Yorkers from PFAS chemicals by stopping them at the source. Access to clean and safe water is a human right, and it is high time we started acting like it.”
Gillibrand says she believes some Republican senators will support her legislation since many states across the country have issues with PFAS contamination.