April 20, 2023

Beyond Plastics Questions Safety Of PVC Plastic Pipes For Drinking Water

The replacement of lead water service pipes recently became a major issue in the City of Troy. In a new report Beyond Plastics warns of the human health risks of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic, recommending state and local officials avoid using the material for their communities’ water pipes. The Biden administration and Congress is providing $15 billion to municipalities that need to replace toxic lead service lines. Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics, former Region 2 EPA Administrator, speaks at the news conference releasing the report. By Mark Dunlea for Hudson Mohawk Magazine. Dunlea and Enck have been married for 41 years.

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