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Advocates Urge Mass. To Ban Food Packaging Chemicals

8 Oct 2021 | Worcester Business Journal

Manufacturers opposed the bill as drafted, and recommended a later compliance deadline should the bill move forward.

‘Something Has To Be Done’: Living Along Madison’s Starkweather Creek, One Of Wisconsin’s Most Polluted Waterways

7 Oct 2021 | Wisconsin Watch

The DNR first added Starkweather Creek to its impaired waters list in 1998 due to low levels of dissolved oxygen in the water, sediment and toxic metals.

Fertilizer Used in DC School Gardens Highest Nationwide For Potentially Toxic Chemical

7 Oct 2021 | WUSA9

The Sierra Club tested fertilizers produced by sewage treatment plants around the country for PFAS.

State Regulators Expect to Spend More Than $500K A Year On Bottled Water For French Island Residents Due to PFAS

6 Oct 2021 | Wisconsin Public Radio

Drinking water advisory extended indefinitely due to concerns over contamination.

Newsom Signs Laws Banning ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Children’s Products, Food Packaging

5 Oct 2021 | The Hill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed two laws on Tuesday banning the use of toxic “forever chemicals” in children’s products and disposable food packaging.

PFAS Contamination: Of 21 Barnstable Ponds Tested, 21 Had Contaminants, Town Report Finds

4 Oct 2021 | Cape Cod Times

Seven samples had PFAS levels that exceeded the state drinking water standard.

What’s After PFAS For Paper Food Packaging?

3 Oct 2021 | C&EN

As US states ban the use of ‘forever chemicals’ in these products, papermakers are turning to other materials—without disclosing what’s in them.

Maryland to Resume Use of Pesticide After EPA Testing Doesn’t Detect PFAS

3 Oct 2021 | The Baltimore Sun

EPA tested several Permanone 30-30 samples for 28 different varieties of PFAS using a new method called the “oily matrix” test.

[Press Release] Gore-Tex Manufacturer Announces Availability of New PFAS-Free Membrane, But Still Uses ‘Forever Chemicals’ to Make Its Outdoor Apparel and Gear

30 Sep 2021 | Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families

Gore will offer a new option for the key membrane that provides waterproofing in its consumer outdoor clothing products.

Planned MAUHS Turf Field Prompts PFAS Concerns

29 Sep 2021 | Bennington Banner

The turf field and track vendors told project planners that testing has shown PFAS chemicals are not present in the artificial surface.

[Press Release] North Carolina Groups Announce EPA Will Act On PFAS Testing Petition Within 90 Days

29 Sep 2021 | The Center for Environmental Health

This testing would provide Cape Fear River basin communities with vital information on the health impacts of decades of pollution from PFAS released to the environment from the Chemours facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Thousands of Farms Warned About Toxic PFAS From Military Bases; No Fix In Sight

20 Sep 2021 | 7News

Public information requests reveal contact information for more than 50,000 farmers was handed over to the Department of Defense so the military could make notifications about an invisible enemy that could threaten their livelihoods.

Keating: Air Force Agrees to Pay For PFAS Cleanups in Mashpee and Falmouth Wells

17 Sep 2021 | Cape Cod Times

Voters authorized $8.4 million to design, manufacture and install PFAS filters.

Waccamaw Siouan Tribal Members Are Sick, And They Want To Know Why

17 Sep 2021 | The Pulse

For over four years, representatives of the tribe have asked state officials to test their private wells for GenX chemicals, to no avail.

Environmental Groups Worry PFAS Lawsuit Filed By Business Lobby Puts Wisconsin’s Strongest Pollution Protection Law At Risk

17 Sep 2021 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

At the heart of the complaint is a recent change in policy to focus on PFAS and enforcing cleanup standards for the substances without going through a rulemaking process and having the standards approved by the Legislature.

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