Senator Merkley on the Danger of Nanoplastics and Microplastics in Water

Senator Jeff Merkley, Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Chemical Safety, Waste Management, Environmental Justice, and Regulatory Oversight and Senator Alex Padilla, Chair of the EPW Subcommittee on Fisheries, Water, and Wildlife, led a joint hearing titled “Understanding the Presence of Microplastics in Water” on February 27, 2024.

Witnesses included:

Susanne M. Brander, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Sciences

Brent Alspach, P.E. – Vice President & Director of Applied Research, Arcadis

Sherri A. Mason, Ph.D. – Director of Sustainability, Penn State Behrend

Watch the full Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing: