Over the next two years, some 2,400 sites in Connecticut will be inspected for possible contamination with PFAS chemicals.
Some $2 million in funding needed to deal with the problem has not been approved by the state Bond Commission.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Friday to aggressively police the “forever” chemicals, but the bill faces an uphill battle to become law.
The plan also calls for more testing of public drinking water — and the possibility of a take back program for PFAS-containing firefighting foam for state agencies and municipal fire departments.
Frustrated by the EPA’s inaction, states are moving to address PFAS substances, an old class of chemicals linked to the pollution of drinking water.