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Michigan State launches new PFAS research center

20 May 2020

The primary goals of the Center are to quantify exposure and risk for people, livestock, crops, fish and wildlife, to develop and test remediation strategies and technologies and to explore safer PFAS alternatives.

Wisconsin to miss deadline on action on PFAS compounds

20 May 2020 | WXPR

An executive order last year directed the Wisconsin PFAS Action Council to produce an action plan by June 30, 2020.

GenX social implications under careful review

19 May 2020 | Bladen Journal

In Bladen County, where the Chemours plant is located and ranks No. 2 on the county taxpayer list, the county will let the state do its investigations first.

Federal grand jury wraps with no criminal charges for Chemours

18 May 2020 |

The company said that, though the federal criminal case is no longer a threat, "it is not possible at this point to predict the timing, course, or outcome of all governmental and regulatory inquiries and notices and litigation."

PFAS-free firefighting foams: Are they safer?

18 May 2020 | Environmental Health News

There are between 30 and 35 manufacturers of PFAS-free foams worldwide, marketing more than 100 PFAS-free foams. In January, Clean Production Action launched the first eco-label certification program for PFAS-free firefighting foams.

Swapping CFCs for other chemicals may have led to contaminated food

16 May 2020 | Brinkwire

A recent study emphasizes the importance of properly studying the replacement compounds to catch any problems before they can adversely impact human health and the environment.

Webinar highlights: PFAS analysis

15 May 2020 | New Food Magazine

Sample preparation and chromatography concepts of non-routine PFAS analyses from multiple matrices have been discussed.

[Blog] House bill would ban sale, production of PFAS in North Carolina

15 May 2020 | The Progressive Pulse

The measure would also prohibit the export of the toxic compounds, “except for products specifically authorized or required to contain PFAS under federal law.”

Ozone layer: Concern grows over threat from replacement chemicals

14 May 2020 | BBC News

Canadian researchers, studying ice samples from the Arctic dating back to the 1990s, have found "dramatically" increasing levels of ozone replacements called short chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylic acids (scPFCAs).

EPA devotes team to understanding PFAS

14 May 2020 | Waste Today

The PFAS Innovative Treatment Team will concentrate its efforts on how to remove, destroy and test PFAS-contaminated media and waste.

Controversy over incinerator-linked PFAS in New York draws scrutiny from federal lawmakers

14 May 2020 | Waste Dive

Norlite’s Cohoes incinerator, one of nine facilities nationwide approved to burn PFAS-laden firefighting foam, has stated it is not currently accepting the foam pending EPA research.

Can’t eat gluten? Pesticides and nonstick pans might have something to do with it, study says

13 May 2020 | Grist

Young females exposed to higher-than-normal levels of PFAS were five to nine times more likely to have the disease than those exposed to lower concentrations.

Australian PFAS National Environmental Management Plan - Updated

12 May 2020

The updated Australian PFAS Management Plan provides new and revised guidance for environmental guideline values, soil reuse, wastewater management, and on-site containment.

Waste improperly disposed of in Salcha, DEC investigating

7 May 2020 | KTVF

The waste does not contain PFOS/PFOA and this incident is not related to the known PFOS/PFOA contamination associated with the base and adjacent community of Moose Creek.

DuPont CEO foresees settlements in liability cases over PFAS (1)

5 May 2020 | Bloomberg Law

Company seeks to ‘get out’ of PFAS cases and expects to rewrite agreement with Chemours.

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