19 Jun 2020 | Bloomberg Law
Military service members and their families are especially at risk from forever chemicals because of the DOD’s 50-year use of fire-fighting foam made with PFAS.
17 Jun 2020 | MLive
Foam is solidified into a cement-like state before disposal. It was originally headed for U.S. Ecology’s hazardous waste landfill in Belleville, but it has been re-routed to Idaho because the region receives less rainfall and landfills there do not generate as much leachate.
15 Jun 2020 | FOX56
While in 2018, Congress directed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to stop requiring the use of fluorinated firefighting foam by 2021, but until the FAA comes out with an alternative some airports will continue to use it.
12 Jun 2020 | Bloomberg News
Corporate giant and PFAS maker 3M Co. is underwriting a legal fight by a New Hampshire water utility to have tough new regulatory rules thrown out, an unusual partnership that has alarmed local environmental activists.
11 Jun 2020 | The Record
This New York state level action would solidify the one-year moratorium on incineration unanimously adopted by the Cohoes Common Council on April 28.
10 Jun 2020 | Urban Milwaukee
States are urging the agency to regulate more PFAS substances and consider regulating PFAS as a class of chemicals.
9 Jun 2020 | Bloomberg Law
After decades of inaction, the federal government has gotten serious about cleaning up PFAS, a class of compounds known as “forever chemicals” that have been linked to health problems and inhabit the bloodstream of nearly every American
8 Jun 2020 | JDSupra
The Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board also created a strategy for identifying and prioritizing potential sites for PFAS testing, as well as additional investigation and cleanup. Sites with industrial, manufacturing or firefighting facilities/processes that have a history of using PFAS will be prioritized.
8 Jun 2020 | Milwaukee journal sentinel
Tyco Fire Products, a subsidiary of Johnson Controls, started testing firefighting foam with perfluorinated chemicals at the training center in Marinette in 1962 and continued the practice until late 2017 when testing was moved indoors, where the chemicals could be captured and transported to a different site for disposal.
5 Jun 2020 | ASDWA
The purpose of the guide and toolkit is to demonstrate and share effective strategies for addressing PFAS contamination risk in source waters that will help inform policy decisions, assist state drinking water programs in protecting public health, and encourage collaboration and communication among states and water utilities.
5 Jun 2020 | The Catalyst
As an increasing number of drinking water supplies are discovered to be impacted with PFASs above levels deemed to be safe, numerous impacted communities are instigating litigation against end users and manufacturers of aqueous film forming foams and fluoroprotein foams.
4 Jun 2020 | The Intercept
Government scientists suspected that the factory was releasing a dangerous PFAS chemical, and they had good reason to think so.
4 Jun 2020 | NBC Connecticut
People are urged to eat no more than one meal per month of bass taken from the specific sections of the Natchaug, Shetucket, and Willimantic Rivers.
4 Jun 2020 | The Intercept
The recently identified chemicals is known only as “Solvay’s compound” which is a replacement for the PFNA, a close relative of PFOA. Previously, 83 wells around the site have been found to be contaminated with both PFNA and PFOA. Elevated levels of PFNA were found in people living near the plant, with one person’s blood level reaching 63 times the national average.
3 Jun 2020 | News Wise
Potentially harmful man-made chemicals used in firefighting foam and consumer products have contaminated groundwater and even private wells near military, industrial and disposal sites across the country—including Joe Foss Field and Ellsworth Air Force Base in South Dakota.