17 Nov 2020 | The Intercept
New Jersey has sued Solvay Specialty Polymers over its refusal to release secret studies of its PFAS chemicals.
13 Nov 2020 | C&EN
New Jersey is suing Solvay Specialty Polymers and Arkema to clean up PFAS at a site along the Delaware River and in drinking water.
11 Nov 2020 | The Intercept
Michael McCabe, a former EPA official and aide to Joe Biden, led DuPont’s defense of PFOA avoiding regulation that would have cost DuPont dearly.
9 Nov 2020 | The Intercept
A new book by Jon Mitchell exposes “countless” releases of PFAS chemicals by the U.S. military in Japan.
9 Nov 2020 | WWMT
The study will sample PFAS in drinking water and the health markers such as thyroid hormones and cholesterol among residents of Parchment and Cooper Township in Kalamazoo County and the Belmont and Rockford areas of Kent County.
'Forever chemicals' can have far-reaching consequences, need more regulation in Canada, scientists say
7 Nov 2020 | CBC Radio Canada
Unlike pesticides or pharmaceutical drugs, a significant portion of the more than 6,300 different types of PFAS on the market have little to no data on their use, toxicity and chemical structure and are not currently regulated or restricted in Canada. Also, a restriction or a ban of a specific substance does not automatically mean that its replacements do not pose similar or other harm.
[Press Release] Wisconsin state agencies announce additional groundwater quality standard recommendations
6 Nov 2020 | Wisconsin Department of Health Services
These recommendations include 12 individual PFAS.
2 Nov 2020 | Bloomberg Law
Based on what we’re already seeing from several state regulators, and based on the practices of local wastewater operations, there is a good chance that increased PFAS pressure will continue in the very near future.
2 Nov 2020 | The Mainichi
The tap water also contains concentrations of PFOS above the national government's provisional target level.
2 Nov 2020 | PBS
It was the start of the 2016 growing season when the farmers were told their water was contaminated.
2 Nov 2020 | News Medical Life Sciences
Increased plasma PFBA levels were associated with more severe COVID-19 prognosis, even after adjustment for comorbidities, sex, age, origin, sampling time, and location. Although PFBA levels in plasma were lower than most PFAS studied, PBFA accumulates in the lungs, and hence it is suspected that PBFA exposure may contribute to the severity of disease.
2 Nov 2020 | Water Finance & Management
The report presents a comprehensive analysis of an in-depth survey created to help quantify these costs and operational impacts of PFAS policies and regulations at 29 publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) and biosolids management facilities mainly located in the New England region.
30 Oct 2020 | Star Tribune
Its work will focus solely on a Tyco Fire Products investigation and remediation of PFAS linked to Tyco facilities.
30 Oct 2020 | Fox Rothschild
The Department of Defense, the entity that in many states is seen as a significant potentially responsible party with respect to PFAS contamination related to AFFF usage, has raised numerous defenses and objections to state enforcement and litigation efforts, from sovereign immunity to arguments based on the absence of PFAS from the list of CERCLA hazardous substances, to challenges to the validity of state regulatory standards for PFAS.
28 Oct 2020 | Environmental Working Group
Rep. Harley Rouda (D-Calif.), who chairs the Environment Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, sent a letter asking why they’re still discharging a highly toxic substance they claim not to have used in years. Data from the EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance History Online database shows ongoing discharges from both the Circleville and Parkersburg facilities.