FLINT--Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus and co-chair of the Bipartisan Congressional PFAS Task Force, released the following statement following the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's release of the PFAS Roadmap, a comprehensive strategy that outlines concrete actions over the next three years to address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS):
"We have known for many years that harmful PFAS chemicals pose a serious health risk to Americans are present in every community across the country. For far too long, the federal government has failed to take the threat of PFAS chemicals seriously. I commend President Biden and his administration for outlining its plan, with specific deadlines, to address this public health crisis more urgently. The EPA must hold polluters, including the Defense Department, accountable. We must act to clean up PFAS chemical contamination now to protect our communities."