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WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2018/06/27: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, in the Rayburn building. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2018/06/27: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, in the Rayburn building. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket ... WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES - 2018/06/27: U.S. Representative Dan Kildee (D-MI) at a hearing of the House Financial Services Committee, in the Rayburn building. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) MORE LESS
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TPM first reported on Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS — an umbrella class of chemicals found in military grade firefighting foam, but also in thousands of consumer goods — in May, when reporters and congressional staffers were kept out of an EPA summit on how local, tribal and state governments were dealing with the contaminant, which accumulates in ground water.

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