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Hudson Questions EPA Administrator on GenX

April 26, 2018
Press Release
April 26, 2018
Hudson Questions EPA Administrator on GenX
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Richard Hudson (NC-08), representative of Cumberland County and Fort Bragg, released the following statement after questioning U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt on GenX and continued his efforts to monitor reports of GenX in areas along the Cape Fear River, to encourage the swift collection and evaluation of data, and to help ensure appropriate measures are taken:
“This remains a top priority for me,” said Rep. Hudson. “We’ve got to continue our efforts to not only understand the effects of GenX, but also to take the necessary steps to protect our citizens and our environment.”
To watch Rep. Hudson’s questioning of Administrator Pruitt today, click here.
On March 6, Rep. Hudson sent a letter to Administrator Scott Pruitt to encourage a thorough examination of GenX that would help develop a comprehensive plan for containment and removal of GenX. To read the letter, click here. The agency responded on April 24, saying, “A key priority for the EPA is to further the understanding of human health impacts of PFAS to support states and local communities. The EPA is currently developing human health toxicity information for GenX that will provide a scientific basis for states and communities to set or refine public health goals.” To read that letter, click here.
This letter followed Rep. Hudson’s questioning of Administrator Pruitt at a Subcommittee on Environment hearing on December 7, 2017. To watch those questions, click here.