House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

Water Resources and the Environment Subcommittee

Emerging Contaminants, Forever Chemicals, and More: Challenges to Water Quality, Public Health, and Communities

2167 Rayburn
Wed, 06 Oct 2021 15:00:00 GMT

This hearing will examine various perspectives on emerging contaminants, so-called forever chemicals, and their impacts on public health and water quality. Specifically, the subcommittee will look at the growing concern in surface waters, their effects or potential effects on human and aquatic ecosystems, and the Clean Water Act’s framework for addressing contaminants in surface waters.

  • Dr. Elizabeth Southerland, Former Director of Science and Technology U.S. EPA Office of Water
  • Chris Kennedy, Town Manager, Town of Pittsboro, North Carolina
  • Dr. Elise Granek, Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Management Department, Portland State University
  • Charles Moore, Moore Institute for Plastic Pollution Research
  • Katie Huffling, Executive Director, Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment
  • Dr. James Pletl, Director, Water Quality, Hampton Roads Sanitation District, Virginia Beach, VA