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Rep. Perez measure seeks PFAS protections, aims to ensure ratepayers, utilities shielded from costs

PFAS, also known as 'forever chemicals,' detected in Clark Public Utilities water stations

By Dylan Jefferies, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 16, 2024, 6:33pm
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Third Congressional District Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, introduced bipartisan legislation last week to shield water and wastewater systems from PFAS-related litigation.

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances — known as PFAS — are sometimes called “forever chemicals” because of how long they take to break down in the environment and in human bodies.

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