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The nuclear industry faces a significant challenge with the proposed ban on
per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). PFAS are a large class of
thousands of synthetic chemicals that are used throughout society. They are
commonly used in textiles, sealants, gaskets, lubricants, and many other

Their persistence in the environment and potential adverse
health effects have raised concerns. On 13 January 2023, a dossier was
submitted to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) by Denmark, Germany, the
Netherlands, Norway, and Sweden, aiming to reduce PFAS emissions into the
environment. Authorities estimate that without action, approximately 4.4
million tonnes of PFAS could enter the environment over the next three

With the potential restrictions proposed encompassing a wide range
of PFAS compounds, the nuclear sector must identify their uses and
collaborate to address this critical matter.

Nuclear Europe 25th May 2023



May 27, 2023 - Posted by | 2 WORLD, environment

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