Production of forever chemicals emits potent greenhouse gases, analysis finds

16 Sep 2021 | The Guardian

A new analysis of EPA data has revealed that PFAS chemicals – often known as “forever chemicals” due to their longevity in the environment – are contributing to the climate crisis as their production involves the emission of potent greenhouse gases.

Firefighters Blast Decision to Allow Toxic PFAS Chemicals to Stay in Their Gear

15 Sep 2021 | WGBH

Firefighters across the region are decrying a decision by a Quincy-based association that sets national fire safety standards to allow the continued use of toxic PFAS in the manufacture of protective gear.

UConn Team To Study National Impacts of Emerging Water Pollutants

14 Sep 2021 | CT Insider

The purpose of the study will be to examine the polluting effects of contaminants of emerging concern.

3M Under Fire In Belgium Over Company’s Handling of PFAS Pollution

14 Sep 2021 | Star Tribune

Decades-old pollutants raise fresh concerns as company, regulators work out remediation plan.

GAC Treatment Preferred Method for Van Etten Lake Cleanup

14 Sep 2021 | Iosco County-Herald

The remedial action alternatives that have been proposed are pump-and-treat by granular activated carbon, pump-and-treat by ion exchange or no action.

‘Forever Chemicals’: The Hidden Threat From The Toxic PFAS on Your Shelf

14 Sep 2021 | The Guardian

Manufacturers should take a precautionary approach, by designing alternatives that biodegrade.

The Problem Of ‘Forever Chemicals’ in Marinette, and the Solutions That Could Take as Long

13 Sep 2021 | Up North Issues

Marinette has found PFOA at levels as high as 254,000 ppt, and PFOS at levels as high as 64,000 ppt.

Addressing The Impacts of PFAS in Biosolids

10 Sep 2021 | Water & Wastes Digest

An overview of regulations, treatment & challenges surrounding PFAS in biosolids.

It’s ‘Raining PFAS’, Even In Remote Areas of the Upper Peninsula

9 Sep 2021 | WXPR

Notable concentrations of PFAS in rainwater were found not only at sampling sites in industrial cities like Chicago or Cleveland, but in Eagle Harbor, as well.

Pleasanton Council Approves Water Rate Hikes for PFAS Treatment Funding Plan

8 Sep 2021 | Pleasanton Weekly

City officials are currently proceeding with the estimated $46 million project's final design to address the detection of PFAS in the city's wells.

Toxic Firefighting Foams A Challenge to Quickly Replace

8 Sep 2021 | State House News Service

The proposition of replacing our foam stock commonwealth-wide is daunting.

[Press Release] California Leaders Approve Bill to Ban PFAS in Paper-Based Food Packaging

7 Sep 2021 | NRDC

AB 1200 will also require disclosure for use of toxic chemicals in cookware

Connecticut Will Inspect More Than 2,400 Locations in the Hunt for Dangerous PFAS Chemical Contamination

7 Sep 2021 | Hartford Courant

Connecticut’s health agency also plans to spend roughly $500,000 to purchase specialized lab equipment that is needed to detect extremely small amounts of the chemicals in the water.

Michigan Expanding PFAS Testing Capacity

3 Sep 2021 | Great Lakes Echo

The new equipment can test for 30 different analytes of PFAS and reliably report results with low detection limits.